This place should DEFINITELY be on your Iowa bucket list! The High Trestle Trail Bridge in Madrid, Iowa is one of our state's most impressive landmarks.
The High Trestle Trail Bridge
is located in Madrid on Iowa's High Trestle Trail, which is a trail that runs for 25-miles through four different Iowa counties. According to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
, the bridge itself is half a mile long and 13-stories high, making it one of the largest trail bridges in the world!
writes: The bridge includes six overlooks with interpretive panels to highlight the area's cultural and natural history. The 41 steel 'frames' over the bridge represent support cribs within a historic coal mine."