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In contrast to the south side of Aruba, the north coast is relatively rugged. There aren't really any safe swimming beaches and almost no settlements at all.

This photo is taken at the site where the Natural Bridge used to be. It still is one of Aruba’s most popular attractions. The bridge was a formation of coral limestone cut out from thousands of years of pounding waves and strong winds.
Regrettably, on September 2, 2005, Aruba’s famous Natural Bridge collapsed.
It was one of the largest of these types of spans in the world, standing some 25 feet (7 meters) above sea level and spanning more than 100 feet (30 meters). Before its collapse, people could walk across it and admire the dry, windy environment that is typical of Aruba.
Even though the bridge collapsed, it still draws a lot of attention and right next to it is the Baby Natural Bridge, a smaller version of the main bridge. In addition, there are six more natural bridges around this small, dry yet interesting island.

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  • Copyright: Jenna Estelle (EstelleJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 119] (921)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2010-01-00
  • Categories: Nature
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2013-01-26 8:47
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