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.
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