Covington, Virginia: Humpback Covered Bridge

Built in 1835, it's one of the few surviving covered bridges with a hump in it. The bridge has its own parking lot, but it's pedestrian-only.

Address:
9211 Rumsey Rd, Covington, VA
Directions:
I-64 exit 10. Drive northeast on US-16/Midland Trail for one mile. Turn right (no stoplight) onto VA-600/Rumsey Rd, drive under the railroad trestle, and you'll see the bridge parking lot on the left.
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Humpback Bridge.

Humpback Bridge

One of few remaining covered bridges in the U.S. that was built higher in the middle than on either end; hence the "humpback" moniker. It's four feet higher in the center than at the ends. In addition, there is a LOVE sculpture at the wayside where the bridge is located. The L is made from local bricks, the O is a gear from a local paper mill, the V is a natural tree formation, and the E is made from local railroad ties.

[William Ginn, 11/22/2021]

The bridge was built in 1835 and was used by traffic until 1929. Since then it's been pedestrian-only.


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