The Natural Bridge of Virginia, Natural Bridge

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Admire The Natural Bridge of Virginia, a tree-lined natural rock arch spanning a gorge in the mountainous terrain of western Virginia. Over the 19th and 20th centuries, this carved-out rock formation measuring 66 m (215 ft) high, and 27 m (90 ft) wide was known as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Thomas Jefferson so greatly admired the natural landmark that he purchased the bridge in 1774 from the King of England for 20 shillings. After admiring the bridge, take a stroll down the Cedar Creek Trail, which runs for about one 1.6 km (1 mi), and passes near the Cedar Creek Cafe. To plan Natural Bridge vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • We have visited here before, but now it is a Virginia State Park. There is a van/bus available for the downhill walk from the visitors' center if you don't want to do the steps, but you will need to w...  more »
  • Not only a beautiful natural formation-but the only natural bridge that has a state highway driving over it. Definitely the oldest highway bridge in the United States!  more »
  • The bridge is beautiful! But don’t miss the two loop trails at the park. Both are a fun hikes! Two loops so it’s easy not to get lost. The trails are well marked and clear.  more »
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