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Address: Humpback Bridge Wayside Park, Covington, VA

The oldest, standing covered-bridge in Virginia.

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Easy access from the interstate

We have driven by the "Humpback Bridge" sign so many times, but we never thought to detour--and we should have! The county maintains a lovely roadside picnic area there, with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Momica P
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have driven by the "Humpback Bridge" sign so many times, but we never thought to detour--and we should have! The county maintains a lovely roadside picnic area there, with clean portable restrooms and ample parking. The bridge is so interesting--bring some chalk so you and your honey can leave your names behind. And there's an added bonus, if you... More 

Thank Momica P
Goochland, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Nice place to take fall photos with so many colors. New rails recently added. Easy to find from highway. Unique for its rareity.

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Pulaski, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Cool historic stop, as this is the oldest covered bridge in VA. Parking and picnic area. I didn't realize there were humpbacked covered bridges, so I'm glad we stopped!

Thank aprillyn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We had driven down to Covington to go to the Walmart and we were looking for things to do. This was worth stopping by and checking out.

Thank Edward L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We visited the Humpback Covered Bridge while vacationing in the area. It is Virginia's oldest covered bridge. It is located in a park like setting off of US Route 60 near Covington, VA and is well maintained. You can picnic here and picnic tables and charcoal grills are on the premises. If you are interested in covered bridges this is... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Just a little off the main path, the Humpback Bridge is worth a stop. It's a scenic place to stretch your legs, see the fall foliage and even have a picnic. Great spot for photographs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

It is so pretty here. There is an area to have a pick nick. Take some chairs or blankets and just hang out for a while. You can play and swim in the creek and go for simple walks. It has a Love sign that is unique and pretty. The tree make the V of the sign. Very photogenic area.... More 

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mclean, va
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We stopped there as part of a driving tour we planned. The park area is lovely and has grills and picnic tables if you want to stop to eat. The bridge is interesting since it goes UP in the middle (hence the name humpback). You can walk across the bridge which we did. Other people were wading in the river... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

The humpback bridge is a great stop. Could have been a 5 star, but the trash was overflowing in the picnic area and the port-a-pots had very dirty seats. We did stop on Labor Day, so I'm sure it had been a busy weekend. It was also disappointing that several families thought it was fine to swim in the creek... More 

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Covington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

I would recommend this stop to anyone traveling past Exit 10. It's less than a mile from the exit and it is a very beautiful spot. The trees, bridge and water all make for a wonderful picture. There is also a Love "sign". There are picnic areas on both sides of the bridge. You can bring a lunch or you... More 

1 Thank Kristina P

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