Humpback Bridge On Midland Trail


Stock #: 48122
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Covington
State: Virginia (VA)
County: Covington (city)
Publisher: Barr-Topham Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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One of the most interesting things that catches the eye of the tourists, as they pass through the Alleghany Mountains of Virginia, is the Old Humpback ridge, which is located near Covington. Va. On the Midland Trail, from Hot Springs, Va., to White Sulphur. It was built in the year 1842 by the pioneers who settled in Alleghany County, and stands today a memorial to their wonderful skill in bridge building. this bridge is constructed of hewn oak. and is held together by heavy locust pins. Thousands of automobiles and heavy trucks pass over this bridge yearly, and it promises to last many more years, as it is considered by contractors to be one of the strongest wooden bridges in Alleghany County.

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