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.

natural bridge

[′nach·rəl ′brij]
(geology)
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.
The Bulgarian community in Moldova is the most natural bridge to European integration of the country.
Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society stumbled upon the geological colossus, named the Hazarchishma Natural Bridge, at the central highlands of Afghanistan.
We visit Natural Bridge Caverns - two miles of vast caves which can be seen on a variety of tours.
Today it has gone beyond that and is serving as a natural bridge linking Africa, the Middle East and Europe," stated Massimo Glassini, president and co-founder, USCO spA.
Rainbow Natural Bridge, called by some the world's Eighth Natural Wonder, became a National Monument 100 years ago, but few visitors ever have seen it.
As you might appreciate, Turkey is a natural bridge between energy rich countries and world markets, Erdogan stressed.
For the one night package, passengers take a two hour, 25-mile long ride to Antelope Canyon, but if you have the time, Ward says you can upgrade the package and take a 5 hour, 100 mile ride to Rainbow Bridge National Monument, and the largest natural bridge in the world.
Mary Troy reads from her book The Alibi Cafe and Other Stories, Center for the Humanities, JC Penney Building, UMSL, 8001 Natural Bridge Rd.
On the drive back, be sure to stop at Natural Bridge, another quirk of erosion.
Correspondence regarding this article should be sent to Mark Pope, Division of Counseling and Family Therapy, College of Education, University of Missouri-Saint Louis, 415 Marillac Hall, 8001 Natural Bridge Road, Saint Louis, MO 63121-4499 (e-mail: pope@umsl.