The ups and downs of having a Natural Bridge. . .

Rachel Sonnenschein

Joined February 2009

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Ayre’s Natural Bridge, Wyoming

Ayres Natural Bridge Park is a county park in Converse County, Wyoming in the United States. It occupies 150 acres between the towns Glenrock and Douglas about 6 kilometers south of Interstate 25 exit 151. The park’s name is derived from the rock formation of the same name.

Through the years a bend in LaPrele Creek (originally known as Bridge Creek) wore away at a wall of solid rock, creating a natural opening. The creek eventually shifted course through the opening, forming a 30-foot (10 m) high and 50-foot (15 m) wide arch, today known as Ayres Natural Bridge.

Located about a mile (2 km) south of the Oregon Trail, the Natural Bridge was often visited by emigrants traveling west. It is considered one of Wyoming’s first tourist attractions. In 1843, a pioneer described it as “a natural bridge of solid rock, over a rapid torrent, the arch being regular as tho’ shaped by art.”

source, Wikepedia

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