Saturday, July 2, 2011

Natural Bridge, Alabama - June 30, 2011

Today's journey began with a 2 hour, north-westerly drive to the tiny town of Natural Bridge, Alabama. According to the 2010 census, Natural Bridge is the 4th least populated town in Alabama with a population of only 37. The town is named after the "controversial" Longest Natural Bridge east of the Rocky Mountains. The park claims that the bridge spans 148 feet, however, bridge/arch specialists measure the span to be only 105 feet - making it the 6th longest natural bridge east of the Rocky Mountains.

Regardless of its status, this has to be one of the most beautiful and unique natural bridges we've ever seen.

The sunlight shining through the openings looked just like a spotlight waiting for its soloist.

You don't need to be an avid hiker to make it out to see this bridge. There is a short easy trail leading to the bridge, but there are more rugged trails throughout the surrounding area.

 The ferns, moss covered rocks, and "nearly 100% humidity" gave the area a magical rainforest-like feel. 


 The boys enjoyed exploring all the rocks and trails.
 We weren't sure if this bridge would hold up - it was looking a bit sketchy.

 Another unique feature of this park was Indian Head Stone.
Smile,, like's like fighting a losing battle.
Smile or no smile, this park comes highly recommended by these travelers

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