Tianxia Diyi Qiao (Bridge Across the Sky), Hunan Province, China
Photos by L. J. Ming (left) and Ray Millar (right)
NABSQNO 49R-444980-3246620. Tianxia Diyi Qiao (Bridge Across the Sky) is a cave natural arch eroded through Devonian sandstone that has a very high quartz content. It is also known as First Bridge Under the Sun.
Tianxia Diyi Qiao (Bridge Across the Sky) is located in the Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area, about 25 kilometers north of the city of Zhangjiajie, in northern Hunan Province, China. The Wulingyuan area has been designated a natural world heritage site and has been developed for tourism. The arch can be viewed from, and crossed via, one of the many walking paths that lead to and through the spectacular scenery the area offers. It has a span of about 40 meters and a height of about 360 meters. It is one of the highest natural arches in the world.