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Near Covington in Alleghany County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Humpback Bridge

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
1. Humpback Bridge Marker
Inscription. Humpback Bridge constructed of hand hewn timbers in 1835 for the James River Kanawha Turnpike Corporation remained in public use until 1929.

In 1953, through the efforts of the Covington Business and Professional Women's Club, the Chamber of Commerce and from contributions of the citizens of Covington and Alleghany County and the Virginia Department of Highways, this unique and historic bridge was reconditioned and land purchased for this wayside.

Humpback Bridge Wayside was dedicated May 26, 1954 as a memorial to the pioneer spirit of this county.
 
Location. 37° 48.022′ N, 80° 2.843′ W. Marker is near Covington, Virginia, in Alleghany County. Marker can be reached from Rumsey Road (Virginia Route 600) 0.1 miles south of Midland Trail (U.S. 60), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at the Humpback Bridge Wayside. Marker is in this post office area: Covington VA 24426, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alleghany County Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. 2.9 miles away); Alleghany's Heroic Dead. (approx. 2.9 miles away); Alleghany's Heroic Dead (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named
Humpback Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
2. Humpback Bridge Marker
Alleghany's Heroic Dead (approx. 2.9 miles away); Fort Young (approx. 3.5 miles away); Averellís Salem Raid (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Road to the Kanawha (approx. 5.9 miles away); Falling Spring Falls (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Humpback Bridge. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) (Submitted on August 22, 2011.) 

2. Humpback Bridge (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on August 22, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
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Humpback Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
3. Humpback Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 415 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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