natural bridge

noun

Definition of natural bridge

: 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 As always, there’s clear and juicy interest in Blagojevich’s particular entry into and rise in Illinois politics, which Rod always saw as a natural bridge to the White House. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, 18 Nov. 2021 Negotiating around the 40-foot rock walls is half the fun (or claustrophobic for some) and is especially awesome when the trench-traversing trail winds under a natural bridge formed by a sedimentary slab. Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times, 11 Nov. 2021 The Golden Eagles create a natural bridge from Sun Belt schools in Louisiana and Arkansas to those in Alabama and points east. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 26 Oct. 2021 About 30 miles west is another natural bridge at Pier County Park in Richland County. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 29 Apr. 2021 When daylight beckons, there are spring wildflowers, natural bridges and a petite wooded campground with modern facilities. Sarah Feldberg, Travel + Leisure, 24 Feb. 2017 The falls span 300 feet wide and feature a natural bridge at the bottom, as well as a walking bridge that crosses over the waterfall. al, 17 Apr. 2020 Create golf cart paths to traverse the property and natural bridges to span the seasonal creek that meanders through the property. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, 18 Sep. 2019 Because there’s a need for farm-fresh food, and Birmingham is surrounded with growers ready to offer it, till acts as a natural bridge between the farms and the people, Hayley says. Sarah Cook, al, 12 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of natural bridge

1780, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of natural bridge was in 1780

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Last Updated

27 Nov 2021

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“Natural bridge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/natural%20bridge. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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