Near Blanding in San Juan County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Kachina Bridge is the best place in the monument to observe the making of a natural bridge. Here meandering streams cut downward into the Cedar Mesa Sandstone, leaving a thin wall of rock. The streams attacked the wall from both sides, eroding the weaker areas. Eventually, the streams broke through the wall creating a natural bridge.
Kachina Bridge is still being enlarged by the streams. Flash floods wear away at the abutments and gravity pulls at loose rocks.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 37° 35.845′ N, 110° 1.702′ W. Marker is near Blanding, Utah, in San Juan County. Marker can be reached from Bridge View Drive 4.8 miles west of Visitor Center Parking Lot, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located 600 feet southwest of the bridge parking area. Marker is in this post office area: Lake Powell UT 84533, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Owachomo Bridge Bears Ears (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sipapu Bridge (approx. 1.7 miles away); Utah's First National Monument (approx. 2.9 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Natural Bridges National Monument. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 13, 2016.)
2. Kachina Bridge. National Park Service website page on bridge. (Submitted on March 13, 2016.)
Categories. • Environment • Native Americans •
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