Natural Bridge, Alabama

Sunday July 24th, 2016

This natural bridge in nothwest Alabama is the longest natural bridge east of the Rocky Mountains. It spans 148 feet and 60 feet high! This place was an unexpected surprise (aren’t all surprises?) for my wife and I during our 2016 road trip back east. Once we saw the sign, we had to stop.

Visiting the natural bridge is quite easy. The park itself is close to the highway and admission is just a few dollars.

There is a short trail leading to the natural bridge, then another trail which leads you inside the cave for a spectacular view.

Living in and exploring the American west, I have seen quite a few natural bridges and arches. But this natural bridge in Alabama is a little different than those in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. I especially loved the two tall trees that were growing right up through the top of the cave.