Springbrook Natural Bridge, Queensland, Australia
Photo by Jay Wilbur
NABSQNO 56J-523930-6877205. Springbrook Natural Bridge is one of the major attractions of Springbrook National Park in Queensland, Australia. Located a few kilometers west of Australia's famous Gold Coast, it is one of the most publicized natural arches in the world. It is a young waterfall natural bridge that formed when Cave Creek eroded a hole through a basalt layer that is about 23 million years old. The arch itself, of course, formed much more recently. Originally part of aboriginal lands, the natural arch was discovered by timber hunters in 1893. The area was set aside as a Scenic Area in 1922, and added to the National Park in 1959. Springbrook Natural Bridge has a span of about 5 meters. Another photo of the arch is here.