Agate Bridge, Petrified Forest National Park

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  • “Water will have its way.” This is simply a petrified tree that is being held up by a concrete support built in 1917. Under it is a slow growing gulch that will eventually be too much even for the sup...  more »
  • Really disappointed by this one. It is well propped up to keep it from falling, so it's a little underwhelming in person. Don't plan on spending a great deal of time stopping here.  more »
  • Petrified wood is a fossil. It forms when plant material is buried by sediment and protected from decay due to oxygen and organisms. Then, groundwater rich in dissolved solids flows through the sedime...  more »
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  • The Agate Bridge is a petrified log that had the earth washed out from underneath it. The log began to break down so a concrete support has been placed underneath, taking away some of the majesty of the original site. If coming in from the north entrance, this will be the first close-up view of the petrified wood that is found all across the southern end of the park. A paved 150' (45 m) walkway leads to the overlook for the bridge. There is a restroom at this site but no water. An interpretive sign provides more information about the Agate Bridge. The parking lot has spaces for buses and RVs.
  • I was here in 1991 glad to see it is still there. Pretty neat thing to see.
  • Beautiful scene to see a huge petrified wood laid down as a bridge.
  • This site is great but I wish the fossilized tree was left alone rather than being supported by the concrete...
  • They had to put some cement in so that it wouldn't fall, kind of lame honestly
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