Covered Bridges Scenic Byway wins 2022 National Byway Organization Award

The Holliwell Bridge, part of the famed Bridges of Madison County, is seen during a snow storm...
The Holliwell Bridge, part of the famed Bridges of Madison County, is seen during a snow storm Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Winterset, Iowa. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)(Marcio Jose Sanchez | AP)
Published: Jul. 16, 2022 at 1:56 PM CDT
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WINTERSSET, Iowa (KWQC) - Covered Bridges Scenic Byway won the 2022 Byway Organization Interpretation Award bestowed by the National Scenic Byway Foundation.

Teddi Yaeger, the CBSB’s Project Manager, was invited to represent the byway for the award presentation at the Heartland Byway Conference on May 4 in Leavenworth, Kansas.

According to a release by Foster Relations, the project was the creation of a 16-page full-color booklet called “Discovery Guide” for the Covered Bridges Scenic Byway. The booklet contains an introduction to the byway, a two-page spread on each of six byway stories/themes (including an overview of that story, historic and current photographs, a featured asset, and a table of sites to see if the visitor is interested in that particular story), contact information, directions to the Covered Bridges Scenic Byway, and addresses for welcome centers along the route.

The release said the initial cost of printing the Discovery Guide with covered by a grant from the Greater Madison County Community Foundation. Reprinting of the booklet is now funded through the Covered Bridges Scenic Byway’s operating budget which is subsidized by “Friends of the Byway” Sustaining Memberships (available to any individual or business for $50/year).

The CBSB is one of Iowa’s Scenic Byways, an Iowa Department of Transportation program.

For more information about the Covered Bridges Scenic Byway or to become a supporting member, visit or email Teddi Yaeger at

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