A great place for selfies, Humpback Bridge, on the Highlands Scenic Drive, is the only covered, humpback bridge remaining in the United States. Constructed in 1857, the builders used a broad axe to cut the timbers and hand-hewn locust pins to craft the structure. The cover increased the life of the bridge and the humpback, four feet higher at the center than at each end, kept the midpoint above the regular flood waters, preventing it from being washed away like the first three bridges here. Humpback bridge was being used by a local farmer to store hay when the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Covington and the Covington Chamber of Commerce raised funds to restore and preserve the treasured structure.
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