Natural Bridge

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Natural Bridge,

small village, Rockbridge co., W Va., in the Shenandoah valley; founded 1774. Nearby is the famous Natural Bridge over the gorge of Cedar Creek. It is a limestone arch 215 ft (66 m) high with a span of 90 ft (27 m) and was once owned by Thomas Jefferson, who built a cabin there for visitors and kept a guest book. A public highway now crosses the bridge.
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natural bridge

[′nach·rəl ′brij]
An archlike rock formation spanning a ravine or valley and formed by erosion. Also known as natural arch.
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But soon the fore part of him slowly rose from the water; for an instant his whole marbleized body formed a high arch, like Virginia's Natural Bridge, and warningly waving his bannered flukes in the air, the grand god revealed himself, sounded, and went out of sight.
When passing over these natural bridges, one's course was often arrested by sinking knee deep into the rotten wood; at other times, when attempting to lean against a firm tree, one was startled by finding a mass of decayed matter ready to fall at the slightest touch.
Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, being the Caspian littoral states, are a natural bridge connecting the West and the East.
We drive down to the Torndirrup National Park outside town with a collection of cliffs, promontories and beaches, where the Gap and Natural Bridge, two natural, gneiss and granite formations on the coast, are reached by a winding pathway from the road.
The rollover occurred on a fire break road as the vehicle was leaving Camp Natural Bridge.
The accident occurred near ( Camp Natural Bridge , a training camp near West Point, New York, while several cadets were training on a light medium tactical vehicle.
"This surgery could explain the change in Jennifer's nose but we believe she may have asked for a slender more natural bridge and tip, making it a cosmetic Rhinoplasty.
Marvel at the 841-hectare Sohoton natural bridge and national park in the municipality of Basey, with its rich flora and fauna, geological wonders at the Panhulugan Caves I and II, and the natural stone bridge that connects two mountain ridges.
Farther west, limestones in the Valley and Ridge are riddled with caves and sinkholes, with dissolution forming one of the wonders of the world at Natural Bridge State Park.
"We have seen the loss of experienced experts of excellent credentials who would also have been natural bridge builders.
"Conservation districts are a natural bridge between producers and the state and federal programs designed to help them," said Sarah Blaney, OACD executive director.