I'm doing a piece where I am trying to state that a place is linked/bonded together with a river tightly. Just using "linked/bonded" as a term seems weak, is there any phrase to replace them that showcases that the two subjects have to be together, that each individual may fail if separated.
You could try inseparable and remove the tightly at the end as it already denotes strong relationship.
Two options are yoked and entwined.
entwined: To become twisted together or around
Example: Now a new documentary will look at the history of this genre, in which the pastoral is routinely entwined with the painful.
yoked: to join as if by a yoke
Example using the place/river:
- The place is yoked to the river.
- The place is entwined with the river.
The two entities are intertwined. Then again, your use of "inextricable" encapsulates the idea you are going for, I feel (as @Edwin Ashworth mentionned) .
intertwine [ˌin(t)ərˈtwīn] VERB intertwined (past tense) · intertwined (past participle)
twist or twine together.
"a net made of cotton intertwined with other natural fibers" · "the coils intertwine with one another like strands of spaghetti" · "Dickens has been very clever to intertwine all these aspects and ideas"