Located in southwestern Virginia is one of the few remaining covered bridges in the US that was built higher in the middle than on either end; hence the name of "humpback". The bridge was built in 1857 and is the oldest remaining covered bridge in the state of Virginia. The bridge spans a tributary of the Jackson River and is 109 feet long. Located near the city of Covington, Virginia.
Walls with a story - inside Humpback Covered Bridge
Thousands of people over the years have left their marks here. At first glance it's a big disappoint to see all the names, notes, and initials written inside but as I examined the statements of existence and declarations of love scrolled across these walls I began to feel differently. Although closed to traffic this place still serves as a passageway, a snapshot of moments in time, all preserved by this old bridge for the many who pass through this portal.