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Near Blanding in San Juan County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Owachomo Bridge

 
 
Owachomo Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 11, 2010
1. Owachomo Bridge Marker
Inscription. Owachomo (O-w-cho-mo) is a Hopi Indian word for rock mound. On the upper left side of the bridge is a rock outcrop which suggested the name for the bridge.

Owachomo Bridge looks different from either Sipapu or Kachina Bridge. Because Owachomo no longer straddles all the streams which carved it, it appears to be an arch. Flowing water is required to carve a hole through a rock wall to form a bridge, while an arch is freestanding and does not span a water course. Natural Bridges if famous for its three spectacular bridges, but the monument also contains smaller and less noticeable arches.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 35.069′ N, 110° 0.819′ W. Marker is near Blanding, Utah, in San Juan County. Marker can be reached from Bridge View Drive 6.7 miles from Visitor Center Parking Lot, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is 200 feet south 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 5 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bears Ears (approx. 1.2 miles away); Kachina Bridge (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sipapu Bridge
Owachomo Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Google Street View (2016 Google), September 2014
2. Owachomo Bridge Marker
At end of paved sidewalk from parking area
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Utah's First National Monument (approx. 2.6 miles away); Salvation Knoll (approx. 10.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Natural Bridges National Monument. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 16, 2016.) 

2. Owachomo Bridge. National Park Service website page on the bridge. (Submitted on March 16, 2016.) 
 
Categories. EnvironmentNative Americans
 
Owachomo Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 11, 2010
3. Owachomo Bridge
View to south from marker location
Owachomo Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 11, 2010
4. Owachomo Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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