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Police Arrest Second Teen in Bridge Burning
Madison County Landmark Heavily Damaged
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Authorities have arrested a second teen in connection with a fire that heavily damaged an iconic covered bridge in Madison County, Iowa.

Sheriff Jason Barnes says the fire was set Saturday morning and yesterday(Wed) his deputies charged 18-year old Joel Davis of Norwalk with suspicion of first degree arson. On Tuesday, authorities arrested 17-year old Alex Hoff of West Des Moines for the fire that destroyed the Cedar Bridge near Winterset.

That bridge, you may remember, was featured in the late Robert James Waller’s novel, The Bridges of Madison County,” and a later movie starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood and directed by Eastwood. Waller, of course, was a UNI alum and long-time business teacher and dean.

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