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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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Lovely covered bridge and small park

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
nova654
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mclean, va
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mclean, va
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars 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 

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1 Thank Kristina P
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

They were working on the area so you could not walk on the bridge but we still got some great pictures. I read it is the only one in the country that is a humpback bridge. Worth the visit. Also, don't miss the LOVE. The "E" was tipped over when we were there. I'm sure the work crew has that... More 

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1 Thank Julie W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

A surprise awaits you when you view the bridge from an angle! Great spot for photos and enjoying a quiet moment with a loved one.

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2 Thank Domonique R
Newburgh, Indiana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

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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3 Thank Cathy R
Covington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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2 Thank Judy H
Lynchburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

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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1 Thank Razzmataz_4
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

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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