Sipapu Bridge

Sipapu Bridge (HM1R3A)

Location: Lake Powell, UT 84533 San Juan County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 36.845', W 110° 0.271'

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Several names have been given to the bridges over the years. Sipapu (Seé-pa-pu) has had at least two other names—President and Augusta—but these were later changed. Cliff dwellings and rock art in the area reminded William Douglass, the leader of the 1908 government survey, of the Hopi culture he had studied extensively in Arizona. Charged with finding "appropriate Indian names" for the bridges, he chose Sipapu, meaning "place of emergence."

Cedar Mesa, a million acre plateau encompassing the monument and surrounding area, is composed of nearly horizontal sedimentary rock layers. During the Permian Period, wind blown sands from the north and west were deposited here as dunes. Later sediments buried these dunes and with time, pressure and moisture, they became "petrified" sand, or sandstone. Today geologists label this layer the Cedar Mesa Sandstone.

Buried, then tilted and uplifted, the sandstone was slowly exposed by meandering streams which carried away the overlying sediments. These streams helped carve Sipapu and the other bridges.

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Sipapu is one of the largest natural bridges in the world.
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HM NumberHM1R3A
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Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 587857 N 4163464
Decimal Degrees37.61408333, -110.00451667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 36.845', W 110° 0.271'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 36' 50.7" N, 110° 0' 16.26" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)435
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Natural Bridges Rd, Lake Powell UT 84533, US
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