Policy Documents

Natural Bridge of Virginia

Robert J. Smith –
June 1, 1998

The Natural Bridge of Virginia is one of the nation's most overlooked landmarks.  It is a gigantic natural limestone arch spanning a canyon 200 to 300 feet deep and some 100 feet wide, high above the small spring-fed Cedar Creek. None other than Thomas Jefferson found the bridge captivating.  

This article is a description of the bridge and its uses and history.  It is a detail of a natural wonder for the Center for Private Conservation.