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Humpback Bridge

Humpback Bridge Wayside Park, Covington, VA
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Covington
Type: Bridges
Description: The oldest, standing covered-bridge in Virginia.
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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My grandfather's place was just a little ways up the road from the Humpback. It is authentic. Of course it has had to have work but to me it is a "bit of home."

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Montgomery, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Beautiful setting for this lovely bridge, original or not it still is a beautiful bridge and nice, tranquil place to have a picnic, easy to find. Didn't like the graffiti inside but thank goodness for photoshop. I don't think you will be disappointed if you stop by and see this one. Photographers will love this photo op. Love the L... More

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Goodview, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Even though it has undergone some restoration work in 2013 it's still not to be missed. It it may not be 100% original but it was originally built in 1857 and considering we could have lost it and not seen it at all, I won't complain. Only thing that was a disappointment was all the graffiti on the inside and... More

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Santurce, PR
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My husband and I visited this beautiful place on our trip from West Virginia to the Blue Ridge Parkway through the Midland Trail (US-60). It's a beautiful and peaceful place , perfect for a picnic with the family (kids and adults) and beautiful photos. The day we visited several kids are swimming even though the day was so cold. Unfortunately... More

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Covington, VA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Humpback bridge is one of two covered humpback bridges left in the United States. In a beautiful, pastoral setting on Dunlap Creek, you will find this site not only historic but pleasing and soothing. Be sure to visit.

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Upstate SC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The actual wooden bridge looked to be fairy new construction, the floor, ceiling joists and siding looked new? Already filling up with graffiti. I did not know what the Love was...I thought maybe part of an old ferry but wondered since the water is so shallow. There did appear to be a sign inside but it looked like GRAFFITI? I... More

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Wapakoneta, Ohio
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51 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Humpback bridge is located off I-64 exit 10 in Covington, VA. It is easily accessible from interstate. Get off at exit 10 and go east on Rt 60. A few miles on 60 (midland trail) and there will be a sign for the bridge - turn right on Rumsey Rd - and it is right there. The bridge is historic,... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

On a perfect day this would be the perfect picnic location, I was there on that perfect day, but alas, no picnic. There are two interesting features here, one of course is one of Virginia's five remaining covered bridges and the other... well, let's say it reflects Virginia's promotional motto and can be found in other's photographs if you are... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Living right near it, as a child we used to swim underneath the bridge. Not sure if that is still open, but I do know that the bridge is open and that lately the area has been working on improving this site for more than just a stop and see. It is rather short (just from one side of the... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

After driving from the Lost World Caverns we saw the sign for Humpback bridge and immediately detoured! The bride is pretty cool and a neat bit of Virginia history. As of Aug. 12th, they were working on erosion issues on the bridge so they had it roped off. They also recently put in the new LOVE sign where we took... More

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