Day 1 - Utah
Saturday, August 12, 1978: We drove out west from Minnesota and visited Dewey Bridge near Moab, Utah.
|Here's how it looked when I finally returned in 2019.|
|The bridge was decommissioned in 1988, then destroyed by fire in 2008.|
|There's now a new bridge in its place, but the metal portion of the old bridge is still visible. It's only the wooden portion that has disappeared. Here's how it looked in 2019.|
|One last comparison to show you. Here's a closer look at the bridge in 1978.|
|And here's the 2019 view.|
|We followed the Colorado River for a while en route to our next destination. Here's a pretty view about four miles from Dewey Bridge. (I accidentally recreated this photo in 2019 as well!)|
|We arrived in Canyonlands National Park where we drove to the end of Grand View Point Road and enjoyed the view at Grand View Point. The Green River is in the canyon in the distance in this photo looking north.|
|Here's the view to the south from Grand View Point. The Colorado River is in the canyon in the distance toward the left. The Green and Colorado Rivers converge in this region.|
|Returning along Grand View Point Road, here is the view from Orange Cliffs Overlook to the west. That's the Green River in the distance.|
|Here's a view of Buck Canyon to the east.|
Here's the view from Candlestick Tower Overlook to the west.
|Finally, this is Mesa Arch, probably the most recognizable feature of Canyonlands. I returned to this very spot in 2019.|
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