natural bridge

noun

: a rock formation in which the central bottom part has been completely eroded away, leaving a structure that looks like a bridge

Examples of natural bridge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Natural Bridge State Park is home to Kentucky's natural bridge, formed from natural sandstone over millions of years, spanning 78 feet and wavering 65 feet in the air. Marina Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 8 June 2024 Devil's Bridge is a natural bridge that can be see on the way to Betty's Hope. Kristin Braswell, Condé Nast Traveler, 14 Dec. 2023 In the summer, its southern gorge, complete with a natural bridge spanning the river, hosts all the action, from kayakers and canoers to hikers and swimmers. Sara Lieberman, Travel + Leisure, 25 Oct. 2023 Natural Bridge State Park Natural Bridge, Virginia The centerpiece of this state park is a 215-foot-tall limestone gorge eroded into a natural bridge by Cedar Creek, which flows below. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 26 Sep. 2023 Beneath the towers lie valleys, streams, waterfalls, caves, natural bridges, and dense green forest. Anne Olivia Bauso, Travel + Leisure, 20 Apr. 2023 These immersive learning opportunities, combined with skillful mentoring by both professional and academic supervisors, often create a natural bridge to professional positions after graduation. Foreign Affairs, 3 Aug. 2022 Opening out of the earth, the enormous hollow cavern is connected by precarious natural bridges just begging to be photographed. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 3 June 2023 What is a natural bridge? Kaitlyn Bancroft, The Salt Lake Tribune, 22 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1780, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of natural bridge was in 1780

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“Natural bridge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/natural%20bridge. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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