For travel enthusiasts who look for authentic covered bridges, the covered bridge in Covington, Virginia, is a must-see. Titled “Humpback Bridge”, the wooden bridge was originally built in 1857. It received its name due to the middle of the bridge rising higher than either end.
The bridge spans a tributary of the Jackson River called Dunlap Creek in Alleghany County. Its length is 109 feet. Humpback Bridge is currently the oldest remaining covered bridge in the state of Virginia.
To locate Humpback Bridge, travel west of Covington, Virginia, about three miles along US-60. The bridge is located at a roadside park.