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Auction for Va. landmark Natural Bridge delayed

Friday - 10/4/2013, 10:20am  ET

NATURAL BRIDGE, Va. (AP) -- 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, along with Natural Bridge Caverns and a 150-room hotel.

But Woltz & Associates told The Roanoke Times ( 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.

The property's primary owner is Washington, D.C., businessman Angelo Puglisi. There were no buyers in 2007, when it was listed for sale for $39 million.

In June, the National Park Service agreed to study the possibility of turning it into a national park.


Information from: The Roanoke Times,

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