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Natural Bridge

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Natural Bridge

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Courtesy of carolinaterp

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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Description 

This is a privately owned natural bridge, located by the town of the same name in Winston county, AL. It formed between 150 and 200 million years ago. It is in a locally well-known natural site, and is billed, with unknown veracity, as the longest natural bridge east of the Rockies. This makes the bridge notable enough, I feel, to be listed. The bridge is 148' long, 60' high, and 10' wide, and can only be viewed from below rather than being walked across due to insurance concerns. There are other smaller natural arches in the park near the largest span.

Facts 

Overview
Arch bridge
Location
Natural Bridge, Winston County, Alabama
Status
Park is open
History
A natural landform that began developing c.200 million years ago.
Design
Sandstone and iron ore natural arch bridge, 60' high and 10' wide.
Dimensions
Span length: 148.0 ft.
Total length: 148.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.09306, -87.61472   (decimal degrees)
34°05'35" N, 87°36'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/443293/3772644 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lynn
Inventory number
BH 56501 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 7, 2013: Added by Zachary S

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