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Natural Bridge Auction Delayed

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Natural Bridge Auction Delayed

The auction for a Virginia landmark and tourism attraction once owned by Thomas Jefferson is being delayed. The privately owned Natural Bridge in Rockbridge County was to be auctioned off in November. The sale included Natural Bridge Caverns and a 150-room hotel. But Woltz & Associates say the auction is being delayed a month because of the complexity of surveying the site. The 1,600-acre property includes the 215-foot-high limestone arch that was carved naturally by the creek that runs under it. In June, the National Park Service agreed to study the possibility of turning it into a national park.