Goodlatte Wants Natural Bridge as National Park - - ABC13

Goodlatte Wants Natural Bridge as National Park


Rockbridge Co., VA- Congressman Bob Goodlatte is asking the National Park Service to study and see if Natural Bridge can be added to the park system.

Goodlatte suggested to federal officials that private funds be used and that a conservation easement be placed on adjoining property to protect it.

The operator of the privately owned landmark in Rockbridge County recently put it up for sale.

The limestone arch was carved naturally by the creek that runs under it.

Thomas Jefferson once owned the bridge after purchasing it from England's King George III. George Washington is believed to have surveyed properties nearby and Monacan Indians called it "The Bridge of God."

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