>> Natural Bridge Aruba Collapses on 02/09/2005
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Natural Bridge Aruba Collapses on 02/09/2005
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So sad. I honeymooned there. One of the better memories of the marraige. Wouldnt have ever guessed the marraige would last longer than the bridge. Now both are gone!
real sad i remember walking over the top when i was a kid. but its neat to say that I got to do something that from now on no one can ever do. still sad...
I have been to the natural coral bridge myself and have pics on it and under it. I drove from Orangestad with friends to see it and was awestruck by its size and its natural wonder!!! I remember it as very slippery and scary but exhilirating at the same time!I am glad I got to see such a gift from God before time eroded it to rubble:(
ive been to the bridge after it collapsed, still looks awesome. im going back soon, this time with different people.anyone whoever gets the chance to go,dont hesitate,its an incredible place to relax
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I was there last week and the restraunt owner told us he heard it collapse at 5 am as he was getting ready for work! It's a shame it collapsed, but at least nobody got hurt.
Wow i can't belive that it broke :[
shame shame shame on you something than took milions of years to develop and one second to demolish, have some respect. i have 2 more pictures to add, pls let me know how. the natural bridge was something we arubians enjoyed as e blessed place from the gods which we exploited to help our islands ecconomy. now its gone we have to find some other sacret place to exploit???
I just was reading a Sherman's Travel article about Aruba and read the bridge had collapsed in 2005. How very sad! I was there in November 2004 and fell in love with this wonderful island. The funnest day was driving to the bridge in a downpour and having the sun come out as we arrived. We had the bridge almost to ourselves. I feel very lucky to have seen it in it's glory and have many pictures. Thank you for sharing the pictures.
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And what kind of job do you have Narada, that doesn't rely on tourist, directly or indirectly?
Wow...I just found out today about the bridge...and I was there Jan 2005 exactly a month b4 it happened...honestly tho, I was afraid of it...I wouldn't walk over or under it...there was just something about it I wasn't comfotable with...altho, a beautiful sight...
I have visited Aruba many times and love the beaches, natural wonders. and the people, except for maybe Narada. Who apparently fails to realize that if it wasn't for tourists he/she whould have nothing but sand and a few aloe plants. We will be back again in the spring to visit, and maybe I'll bring a bunch of my fat american friends with me!!!
I have walked on this bridge and enjoyed the beautiful views. A great loss to the island.
This was truly one of natures best works.
Its sad story
Ihope that maybe meade reconstruction
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Tnx for posting comments about the pictures. I really appreciate people commenting on them. Sorry for the late post. Thankfully at the moment of disaster there was nobody in the vicinity. It happened around 3 or 4 am.
In May 2000 I was fortunate to be able to spend a week vacationing in Aruba and, while there, had the pleasure of visiting the Natural Bridge. Such a loss for Aruban tourism. I remember walking across the bridge when I was there; I certainly hope that no one was injured when it collapsed.
Having visited Aruba for almost 20 years, I always make it a point to visit these natural wonders as often as I can. I made sure I visited the Natural Bridge this year (after the collapse) and as many viewers have already said, it's truly a blow to Aruba. Think of all the things in your life that will never be the same anymore and be glad that you've experienced them while you could.
My last post was in slight error. Date format. Sept 9 not Feb 9 as I thought. We will miss seeing such a natural wonder the next time we are in Aruba.
My wife and I were in Aruba January 2005 for our honeymoon. This was our second time in Aruba and will not be our last. We stood on the Natural Bridge 20 days before its collapse. We can't believe its gone. We have been at the bridge four times and will miss it. A great loss for Aruba. We love Aruba!
I can't believe it! We were there in August and just looking at pictures on Saturday night. We've come to Aruba for 18 years and I always want to drive over to make sure "...its still there"! Now its not. Was anyone hurt? How did this happen?
Me and my husband were standing on top of the bridge just 5 days before it collapsed! We cant believe its gone it was so beautiful!
Man! I had no idea until I saw the pictures! I was looking at this wonderful bridge 3 years ago ... how sad !
I have been visiting Aruba for amny years, and I love the island and its' people. I was heartbroken to hear of this, and then see it. Although I am sure that the island and the people will survive this sad event, it is a loss of a magnificant natural wonder. I hope that a memorial to the bridge is erected.
I can't believe that I was just standing on and under this beautiful natural wonder two months ago. I'm glad we took many photos. What a blow to Aruba!
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