Jamaica: 8th wonder of the world

The Riversdale Natural Bridge, considered by community stakeholders to be ‘an eighth wonder’ of geological significance, has been pitched as a potential economic game-changer for the farming-dependent rural district.

Situated at the square, the naturally formed bridge is the product of a river that pierced the limestone rock some 400 feet below, carving out an opening that allows water to flow while creating drivable access above.

It was earmarked for major development in 1989 by then Member of Parliament Anthony Johnson, but those grand plans are yet to be fulfilled.

A small reception area was established with what seemed like a never-ending line of steps descending some 200 metres below to a cave-like enclosure on the riverbank, providing a mesmeric view of the rock formation and the bridge above.

However, the burgeoning ecotourism site has fallen into disrepair.


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