natural bridge


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 When daylight beckons, there are spring wildflowers, natural bridges and a petite wooded campground with modern facilities. Sarah Feldberg, Travel + Leisure, "The Best Place to Camp in Each of the 50 States," 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, "Take a road trip to see North Alabama’s many waterfalls," 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, "Sponsored: Danville estate makes the most of its amazing views of Mount Diablo," 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, "New service offers an online farmer’s market," 12 Aug. 2019 There are natural wonders, like caverns and natural bridges and lookouts along the way, but make time for a few stops in this welcoming part of the state. Laura Ratliff, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips from Washington, D.C.," 24 July 2018 Sandstone cliffs and natural bridges carved from the rock on one side, an enormous crescent of beach on the other. Popular Mechanics, "55 Things to Do Before the World Ends," 19 Apr. 2018 Coyote Gulch is home to two arches, a natural bridge and several waterfalls. Sarah Sekula, USA TODAY, "Extreme camping: Hang off a cliff, sleep near a volcano, wake up with penguins," 1 Mar. 2018 If the arteries get blocked slowly over the years, the heart can build in natural bridges that can compensate. Kathryn W. Foster, miamiherald, "The flu and heart attack risks are connected: Get the vaccine, doctors say | Miami Herald," 25 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of natural bridge

1780, in the meaning defined above

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“Natural bridge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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