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Owachomo Natural Bridge in Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah
Photo by Jay Wilbur

Example Meander Natural Bridge

NABSQNO 12S-587059-4159932. Owachomo Natural Bridge is an old meander natural bridge eroded through Cedar Mesa Sandstone by a now abandoned channel of Tuwa Canyon Creek. It is considered old for two reasons: the watercourse that help form it has abandoned the opening for a shorter path; the lintel has begun to lose its inverse catenary shape.

Owachomo Natural Bridge is one of three large examples of this type of natural arch that are located in Natural Bridges National Monument, in San Juan County, Utah. Access is via a short hiking trail from a parking lot along the loop drive in the Monument. Although it can be seen from this lot, the bridge is best appreciated by hiking the trail to points under and around it.

Owachomo Natural Bridge has a span of 180 feet and a height of 86 feet as measured with precision laser equipment by Jay Wilbur on October 16, 2007. The Monument's brochure states that the arch has a width of 27 feet and a thickness of 9 feet.

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Other Meander Natural Bridge examples:

Arch Rock Pont d'Arc Kachina Natural Bridge Owachomo Natural Bridge Juanita Arch High Falls Arch

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