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Sewanee Natural Bridge

A natural sandstone bridge hidden in the Sewanee forest.  


Deep in the wilderness of Sewanee, Tennesse is a natural sandstone bridge created with the help of a natural spring, mother nature’s fierce wind, and its location along the edge of an old giant sinkhole.

Spanning 5o feet wide and 25 feet tall, the natural bridge is sturdy enough to walk across. There is also a wet weather spring located in a cave behind the natural wonder. 

Though it’s only a less than a mile walk to the bridge from the parking area, there are many small trails and caves around to explore, as well as chattering squirrels and fluttering dragonflies to watch. 

Know Before You Go

Full access and open to the public. Head south on Highway 56 and proceed 2.5 miles, then turn left onto Natural Bridge Road. Proceed one-half mile to a small dirt road parking area.

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