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Woman charged in Madison County bridge fire pleads guilty

A woman charged in the burning of a covered Iowa bridge featured in the novel "The Bridges of Madison County" has pleaded guilty.{ } (Scott McLeod CC BY 2.0 - MGN Online)

WINTERSET, Iowa (AP) - A woman charged in the burning of a covered Iowa bridge featured in the novel "The Bridges of Madison County" has pleaded guilty.

Court records say Alivia Bergmann, 19, entered the plea Monday in Winterset to setting fire to the historic structure outside that community.

Prosecutors dropped a related charge in exchange for Bergmann's plea. Her sentencing has been scheduled for May 17, 2018.

Cedar Bridge, which was destroyed April 15, 2017, was featured in the 1995 movie adaptation of the novel.

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