Adventure Arkansas: Alum Cove Natural Bridge

5NEWS Meteorologist Tyler Southard got a chance to check out some of Mother Nature’s civil engineering on this week’s Adventure Arkansas!

Tyler traveled to Newton County to visit the Alum Cove Natural Bridge – it’s 130 feet long and 20 feet wide, created naturally by erosion or a cave. The bridge was once the opening to a cave, but over time the wind, water, and ice weathered the quartz sandstone, creating a gap between the arch and the rock overhang.

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The stream is now a frozen waterfall due to the recent cold weather; the ice has created a beautiful frozen pillar, reaching the cave floor!

For more information about Alum Cove Natural Bridge, click here.

This “Adventure Arkansas” segment is brought to you by Fayetteville’s Adventure Subaru.