Eagles Point Natural Bridge near Quitaque, Texas
Photo by Jay Wilbur
NABSQNO 14S-310060-3812459. Eagles Point Natural Bridge is a waterfall natural bridge eroded through layers of the Quartermaster Formation. The lintel of the arch is a buckled layer of gypsum that sits atop a much softer sandstone layer. Boulders of gypsum have fallen to partially occlude the western entrance shown above, but it is possible to negotiate the entire width of the arch.
Eagles Point Natural Bridge is located in Caprock Canyons State Park, Briscoe County, Texas. To access the arch, park near the northern end of the Eagle Point Trail and walk about an eighth of a mile south along the trail over the arch. It has a span of 14 feet, a height of 8 feet, and a width of 52 feet. The layer of gypsum that forms the underside of the lintel is 3 feet thick above the opening.