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“The perfect picnic...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Humpback Bridge

Humpback Bridge
Humpback Bridge Wayside Park, Covington, VA
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Covington
Type: Bridges, Landmarks
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Owner description: The oldest, standing covered-bridge in Virginia.
Columbia, Maryland
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“The perfect picnic...”
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 interested. The bridge stretches across the substantial Dunlap creek. One should be reminded that Route 60, "the Midland Trail" is one of those roads west to the Ohio in the early days of this country and an early across country route in the development of the country's highway systems; It is also linked to the story of route 66.

The only shortcoming of the Humpback Bridge wayside park is a lack of hiking trails. That can be remedied by driving route 60 into Covington, VA and following the signs to the Jackson River rail-trail parking areas. As of 10/13 this is/was a very well maintained path of finely crushed stone suitable for bikes.

Visited October 2013
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“Hometown Scenes”
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 river to the other), but the history inside of the bridge tells a tale that can keep you busy for a while (graffiti!). Def a great place for anyone to visit, whether for a short stop or an afternoon picnic.

Visited September 2013
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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“Under construction - but still gorgeous”
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 a great family photo! I highly recommend this brief stop, you can also swim in the river and enjoy a picnic on it's banks.

Visited August 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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“Great place for a picnic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Lovely place for a picnic! It has one of the L-O-V-E structures found around the Commonwealth reminding people that "Virginia is for Lovers".

Visited August 2013
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Covington, Virginia
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“Beautiful!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Very nice & there r lots of attractions not far from Covington. The Greenbrier in WV is amazing & Moomaw Lake.

Visited August 2012
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