|Owachomo Bridge at sunset, July 2015.|
It's the oldest one because it's also the thinnest at the middle of its span. Only nine feet thick, many wonder when it will collapse, though I wouldn't bet on any time soon. It could be tomorrow, it could be a hundred years from now. Only the Earth knows.
On July Fourth I happened to be at Owachomo at sunset time. Thunderstorms had been dancing around the park all day, so what might happen at any particular hour was anyone's guess. Thunder rumbling, dark clouds. A savvy outdoors person wonders about if they should be in such an exposed place at that time. Balancing the risk against the possible reward.
|The sunset cast a shadow of the Bridge on the opposite canyon wall.|
After the sun had set, I walked back up the trail to the overlook and made a nicely subtle portrait of the bridge in the dusk.
|Owachomo Bridge at dusk, below the thunderstorm clouds, from the visitor overlook.|
Photo location: Natural Bridges National Monument, San Juan County, Utah.
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