Natural Bridge

Biodiversity discovered at Natural Bridge Bioblitz


A male redspot darter, bright with breeding colors during spawning season, collected from Natural Bridge Park during the bioblitz.
NATURAL BRIDGE - During a recent bioblitz at Natural Bridge Park, organized by Wild Alabama (WA), scientists, university and high school students and members of the public inventoried living species in the park.

Byler Road Tourism Project public meeting in Natural Bridge Feb. 29

NATURAL BRIDGE - The public is invited to a Byler Road Tourism Project meeting Thursday, Feb. 29, at 6:30 p.m. at Natural Bridge Town Hall and Community Center, located on Highway 13 just north of the four-way stop in Natural Bridge.
Historian and Byler Road Tourism Project Committee Member Joel Mize will be explaining the project and discussing the history of the area.  
For more information, call Mize at (256) 856-0354.

Natural Bridge park saved

This natural rock formation, described as the longest rock bridge east of the Rockies, brings in visitors from all over the world.

NATURAL BRIDGE - Local, county and state officials who have been fighting to save Natural Bridge park as a local tourist attraction can breathe a sigh of relief now the park has been sold to a couple who are planning to not only keep the park open but eventually expand the trail system.

This announcement was made official by Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes, who is also chairman of the Winston County Resource Conservation and Development Council, at the council’s quarterly meeting on Thursday, Aug. 17.

Garbage truck wrecks in Natural Bridge


A sanitation vehicle crashed on Highway 5 near Natural Bridge Monday morning.

NATURAL BRIDGE - A garbage truck crashed on Highway 5 south near Natural Bridge early Monday morning, July 25.  The driver was reportedly not injured, but trash has been dumped from the truck along the roadway, and authorities are still on the scene.  Motorists should use caution when traveling through this area this morning.

The Alabamian is also on the scene and will have much more in our Wednesday, July 27, edition.

$2 million in ATRIP-II funding coming to Natural Bridge


Officials gather at the railroad overpass on Highway 278 at Natural Bridge, where a portion of the highway will be lowered to give clearance for mobile homes and large trucks to go under the overpass. From left, State Senator Garlan Gudger, Winston County Commissioner David Cummings, Natural Bridge Mayor Pete Parrish, State Representative Tracy Estes, Natural Bridge Town Council Member Rocky Hulsey, Winston County Road Engineer James Glasgow, Assistant Road Engineer Matt Rouse and State Representative Tim W
NATURAL BRIDGE - A pile of logs remains near the guard rail off Highway 278 at a railroad overpass, as a reminder of how difficult it has been for trucks hauling freight, logs or mobile home carriers to go under the trestle without losing freight or making costly detours.