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Natural Bridge, Springbrook. | by Photography by Sue
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Natural Bridge, Springbrook.

"Water is the driving force of all nature."

Leonardo da Vinci

Wow, I have never seen the water so powerful here before, it was thunderous and therapeutic.

 

The Natural Bridge is a naturally formed rock arch over Cave Creek, a tributary of the Nerang River. It was formed from a waterfall which undercut a cave beneath the waterfall and dug a pothole on top, until the two joined and the creek flowed through the cave, leaving an arch across the front.

The bridge is in the territory of the local Kombumerri aboriginal people (a family group of the Yugambeh language peoples). The first Europeans to find it are said to be timber cutters Alexander (Sandy) Duncan and Din Guinea.

The cave is home to a colony of glow worms (larvae of the insect Arachnocampa flava).

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Taken on March 19, 2017