New PDF release: Natural Bridge (Images of America)

By Ernst H. Kastning PhD

ISBN-10: 1467122386

ISBN-13: 9781467122382

ISBN-10: 1531673740

ISBN-13: 9781531673741

common Bridge, situated within the ancient Shenandoah Valley, is without doubt one of the such a lot well-known and visited geologic landmarks within the nation. the big 90-foot-wide arch spans Cedar Creek, which runs 2 hundred ft under. Legend says that George Washington, as a tender land surveyor, carved his initials on its wall. In 1774, King George III granted possession to Thomas Jefferson. ordinary Bridge was once usually considered as the "Eighth traditional ask yourself of the realm" throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. the location grew to become a favored venue for occasions, starting from conventions to the yearly Easter dawn carrier. resorts, motels, and cottages have been outfitted to deal with tourists, and on-site attractions--including a exhibit cave, a wax museum, and a Monacan Indian village--broadened customer allure. ordinary Bridge remained privately owned till 2014, whilst the name used to be transferred, permitting it to develop into a kingdom park; the bridge will now actually belong to the folk, an idea that may have made Jefferson proud.

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