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Humpback Covered Bridge, Humpback Bridge Wayside Park, spanning Dunlap Cree, Covington, Alleghany County, VA



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Location
spanning Dunlap Cree, Covington vicinity, VA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER VA-1
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-1).
Building/structure dates: 1857 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1954 subsequent work
Part of building/structure is in Callaghan vicinity, Alleghany County, VA.
Significance: The Humpback Covered Bridge was built for the James River & Kanawha Turnpike and is one of the early turnpikes through the Alleghany region of Virginia. It is the oldest bridge in Virginia, and the older of only two surviving examples of a cambered wood covered bridge in the United States.

Subjects
Covered Bridges
Transportation
Transportation Facilities


Related Names
James River & Kanawha Turnpike Company
Virginia Department Of Transportation
Covington Business And Professional Women's Club
Boucher, Jack, Photographer
Jackson, Donald C., Historian
Prycer, Donald G., Delineator
Depasquale, James J., Delineator
King, Charles, Delineator
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Bennett, Lola, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. General view of northeast portal.
2. General view of portal.
3. General view from west.
4. General view from east.
5. General view from east.
6. General view from southwest of east side.
7. View from northeast end, East side.
8. View looking north.
9. Detail underside view of bridge from southwest.
10. Detail view of bridges underside.
11. Detail view of northeast abutment from east.
12. General view of interior from SW.
13. General interior view.
14. General view of interior from southwest.
15. General interior view.
16. Detail view of interior truss.
17. Detail view of deck.
18. Detail view of deck.
19. Detail view of roof support structure.
SOUTHEAST BY 150 DEGREES, ELEVATION
SOUTHWEST BY 230 DEGREES FROM EAST BANK OF DUNLAP CREEK
INTERIOR TRUSS VIEW, NORTH PANEL, LOOKING WEST BY 290 DEGREES
ELEVATION, WESTERN PORTAL
INTERIOR, LOOKING EAST AT PEGGED CONSTRUCTION
CENTER POST DETAIL
SOUTHEAST BY 150 DEGREES, ELEVATION


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