Crim Dell at the College of William and Mary

Crim Dell and its ornate oriental bridge is said to be the most romantic setting on any American college campus. Located at the lower end of the College of William and Mary Sunken Garden. This wooded enclave provides a respite from the bustle of campus and city. College president Davis Y. Paschall initiated the landscaping and had the bridge designed and built in 1966. His words are inscribed on a plaque beside the bridge: “Here one may walk in beauty, discover the serenity of the quiet moment and dispel the shadows.” But if you visit, be careful. Tradition holds that if you kiss your sweetie on the bridge, you will be together forever.

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