Interior, Humpback Bridge (defaced by self-centered morons) - Alleghany County
Arched bridge deck of Humback Bridge, a 100-foot single-span bridge with a curved multiple-kingpin truss structure, is said to be unique among surviving bridges in the U.S.; the floor is 4 feet higher in the center than at the ends. Just off US 60 and I-64 a few miles west of Covington, the bridge - built in 1857 but closed to highway traffic in 1929 - is now in a 5-acre park, where it still cross Dunlap Creek. It is the oldest of the handful of surviving Virginia covered bridges. Most wood in the superstructure (but not siding and roof) is original. Humpback Bridge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969 (entry 69000219) and named a National Historic Landmark in 2012. I'll never understand how people can be so self-centered as to think defacing things such as this grand old bridge with their names, initials, etc., is in any way appropriate.