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Humpback Bridge

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Address: Humpback Bridge Wayside Park, Covington, VA
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The oldest, standing covered-bridge in Virginia.

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Humpback Bridge is a must see if you are in the Alleghany Highlands.

This covered bridge was once the main thoroughfare through this part of Virginia. It is a great place to stop to see, walk across, and take pictures. There are also picnic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Judy H
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Covington, Virginia
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Newburgh, Indiana, United States
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43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were very disappointed by the bridge. It's completely blocked off so you can't even get close to it. Don't go out of your way at all to make the stop.

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Thank Cathy R
Covington, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This covered bridge was once the main thoroughfare through this part of Virginia. It is a great place to stop to see, walk across, and take pictures. There are also picnic tables if you would like to stay a while. Also a great place for children to wade in the water. Right now is is not in good shape because... More 

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Thank Judy H
Lynchburg, Virginia
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260 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This bridge is fun, unique, and historic. I had not seen it in forty years and was afraid it had been damaged by the recent floods. Thankfully, it sustained little damage and was worth the trip to see.

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Thank William B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was on a solo motorcycle adventure and this came up on my trip advisor app and lucky me it was only 4 miles from my route. The bridge was under construction and there was orange barrier to keep people off the bridge. The bridge is beautiful piece of history. The stream below bridge, was teal blue water. It was... More 

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Thank Razzmataz_4
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very beautiful old bridge located in a wonderful place. (find LOVE word). It's close to the highway and easy to access (free)

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Thank marcelo a
Stuarts Draft, Virginia, United States
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very beautiful place to visit and easy to find right off interstate and the parking was easy and plentiful.There was picnic tables and areas to sit in the shade and relax by the water.. My daughter and I enjoyed playing in the water and walking through the bridge.The construction of the bridge is awesome and very cool... More 

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Thank Lisa F
Covington, Virginia
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dunlap Creek runs under the bridge. The bridge was originally part of the "highway" system. It is the last humpbacked, covered bridge. A beautiful place to visit, eat lunch, and take a break

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Thank Rebecca J
Moneta, Virginia
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

The history surrounding this bridge can be seen in the floorboards and walls. They made a beautiful park around the bridge so bring your picnic and bathing suit and spend your day in the river cooling off from the summer heat.

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Thank Britbabenow
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Very nice scenic place to visit less than a mile from I-64. When we were there Virginia had one of their "LOVE" signs displayed there.

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Quick visit, less then 2 miles off exit 10 from I-64. Beautiful bridge, sweet little creek to put your toes in and a MUST to read the wayside sign and look at the bridge from it ;-)

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