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Humpback Bridge Alleghany County | by riqwammy
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Humpback Bridge Alleghany County

My husband and I left our home in Roanoke early Sunday morning, headed for Alleghany County. Under gloomy skies and drizzle we questioned the wisdom of our trip but continued onward.

 

Humpback Bridge in Covington VA was our first stop. My husband walked around holding an umbrella over me so that I could get my shots without risking getting my camera wet.

 

Humpback Bridge is the oldest continuously standing covered bridge in Virginia, constructed in 1857. In 1929 a bypass was constructed and the bridge was no longer used for traffic. In 1954 the land around the bridge was developed as a public park. It was declared a historical landmark in 1969. Much to my dismay it is covered in graffiti on the inside and people have begun to mark up the beautiful stone work on the base of the bridge. I got a shot of the inside but ended up deleting it off my camera because the graffiti was very distracting and ugly. I have a shot of the other side which I will post and you will see the graffiti on the stones.

 

I am so far behind with my thank yous!!! Many many thanks to all my Flickr friends for taking the time to view my work! I really appreciate you time and effort!! Thank you for all your wonderfully kind and generous comments, awards, favs, and invites!!! Have wonderful day!!!!

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Taken on August 26, 2012