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“Beautiful Outside; Inside filling up with Graffiti”
Review of Humpback Bridge

Humpback Bridge
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Covington
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Owner description: The oldest, standing covered-bridge in Virginia.
Santurce, PR
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Beautiful Outside; Inside filling up with Graffiti”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

My husband and I visited this beautiful place on our trip from West Virginia to the Blue Ridge Parkway through the Midland Trail (US-60). It's a beautiful and peaceful place , perfect for a picnic with the family (kids and adults) and beautiful photos. The day we visited several kids are swimming even though the day was so cold. Unfortunately someone damage the inside of this beautiful place with "Graffiti". Good parking, picnic tables and portable restrooms.

Visited September 2013
3 Thank Goga171
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Covington, VA
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful trip to yesteryear.”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Humpback bridge is one of two covered humpback bridges left in the United States. In a beautiful, pastoral setting on Dunlap Creek, you will find this site not only historic but pleasing and soothing. Be sure to visit.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank lynt0m
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Upstate SC
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The LOVE passed me by?”
Reviewed 20 March 2014

The actual wooden bridge looked to be fairy new construction, the floor, ceiling joists and siding looked new? Already filling up with graffiti. I did not know what the Love was...I thought maybe part of an old ferry but wondered since the water is so shallow. There did appear to be a sign inside but it looked like GRAFFITI? I was looking from the bridge side to the gear and took pics of it and the E. Easy quick stop right off of 64, good for a walk and photo op. I wondered why it was in such good condition and not used? Large boulders blocked cars and the other side went to no where. Picnic tables, no restrooms, very shallow.

Visited March 2014
1 Thank Catsown
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Wapakoneta, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“L-O-V-E photo op”
Reviewed 3 January 2014

Humpback bridge is located off I-64 exit 10 in Covington, VA. It is easily accessible from interstate. Get off at exit 10 and go east on Rt 60. A few miles on 60 (midland trail) and there will be a sign for the bridge - turn right on Rumsey Rd - and it is right there. The bridge is historic, yes, but the reason we stopped as we were passing thru was the "love" display in the grassy park area in front of the bridge. There is a large brick "L" then a large wagon wheel for the "O",then a space and a large "E". When you stand back, at the right angel, you will also notice the is a large tree in the background that branches off into two tree trunks right from the ground, like a birch tree does. This tree makes the "V" in "love" It's very clever and original, and a great local to take pictures of the kids in the middle of the "love" with the Humpback Bridge in the background.

Visited January 2014
2 Thank scott10619
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Columbia, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“The perfect picnic...”
Reviewed 9 November 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
Thank James T
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