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Natural Bridge

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Natural Bridge looking north

Rt. 11 runs over the naturally formed deck

Photo taken by Jodi Christman 4/19/08

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    Description 

    There's recent talk of putting weight restrictions on this county road http://www.douglas-budget.com/news/article_79fbaefd-d50e-54d...

    Facts 

    Overview
    Arch bridge over Cedar Creek on South Lee Hway (Rt. 11)
    Location
    Natural Bridge, Rockbridge County, Virginia
    Status
    Open to traffic
    History
    Naturally formed bridge, Built c.150,000,000 BCE, that carries Rt. 11 over Cedar Creek
    Design
    Cedar Creek carved out a gorge in which horizontal limestone strata remains as the roof of this arch
    Dimensions
    Total length: 90.0 ft.
    Vertical clearance above deck: 215.0 ft.
    Recognition
    Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 18, 1997
    Approximate latitude, longitude
    +37.62770, -79.54486   (decimal degrees)
    37°37'40" N, 79°32'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
    Approximate UTM coordinates
    17/628404/4165504 (zone/easting/northing)
    Quadrangle map:
    Natural Bridge
    Inventory numbers
    NRHP 97001401 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
    BH 48709 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

    Update Log 

    • October 3, 2015: New Street View added by Luke
    • August 17, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
    • June 23, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
    • February 1, 2013: New photos from Gene Smania
    • January 31, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Changed status from "Unknown" to "Open"
    • April 26, 2011: Added by Jodi Christman

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    Comments 

    Natural Bridge
    Posted June 7, 2013, by Zachary S

    Should add 'Built c.150,000,000 BCE' for the hell of it, haha.

    I'm going to make a special category for this and other natural-formed bridges if they are to be listed on this site (and they should be, imo, especially if they carry a road) because they're, well, different from man-made structures!

    Natural Bridge
    Posted February 2, 2013, by Anonymous

    They are--that's how I found them. (-8

    Natural Bridge
    Posted February 2, 2013, by Luke Harden (lmharden [at] iastate [dot] edu)

    If they carried roads I would!

    I think they're listed over on our sister site, LandmarkHunter though!

    Natural Bridge
    Posted February 2, 2013, by Anonymous

    Does this mean you'll also be listing Pomona Natural Bridge & Cedar Wonders Natural (stone!) Arch, both of IL? ;-D

    Natural Bridge
    Posted February 2, 2013, by Anonymous

    Does this mean you'll also be listing Pomona Natural Bridge & Cedar Wonders Natural (stone!) Arch, both of IL? ;-D

    Natural Bridge
    Posted January 31, 2013, by Luke Harden (lmharden [at] iastate [dot] edu)

    Just to be cheeky, I've listed this as stone arch.

    Natural Bridge
    Posted April 26, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

    I know of formations like this, but this is interesting because it actually carries a road!