Natural Bridge near Left Hand, West Virginia

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Natural Bridge near Left Hand, West Virginia

One of several natural bridges in southern Roane County, this natural bridge formation near Left Hand, West Virginia, is apparently the largest. The sandstone bridge outcrops along the southern flank of the ridge west of the Shavers Fork of Lefthand Run. The bridge is formed where a small, swift-falling stream has worn through a cliff.

For many years a rural route, now a trail, used the bridge in its descent from Vineyard Ridge to Shavers Fork. The owner of the property on which the bridge is located allows pedestrians to walk to the site.


Directions: From Left Hand, W.Va., follow Roane County Route 36 north 2.7 miles to a left turn onto Vineyard Ridge Road. Follow the latter 1.4 miles to left onto Little Lefthand Road, then follow the latter 0.3 miles to left onto Natural Bridge Road. Continue .2 miles to a small gravel parking area on the left. A sign that marks the bridge trail is located at the parking area. Visitors may walk through the unlocked gate, and descend a hollow approximately an eighth of a mile to the bridge. (Do not confuse the gate with the locked gate at the end of the road. If you've driven that far, turn around.) The Google coordinates for the parking area are: 38.619408, -81.279104.

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