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Agate Bridge, Petrified Tree
Lens: 50mm Camera: K-5 Photo Location: Petrified Forest, AZ 
Posted By: Bob Harris, 10-04-2011, 07:53 PM

This 200 million year old petrified tree originally lay flat on the ground until the arroyo which now runs beneath it was formed by erosion. The log bridge was shored up with the concrete support in 1917, preserving the bridge from fracturing which you can see was occurring. Petrified wood weighs about 200 pounds per cubic foot and I found it amazing this tree hadn't broken over millions of years. The total length of the tree is about 110 foot.

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Wow that just amazing well shot Bob.
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Wow that just amazing well shot Bob.
Thanks Dave for commenting, thinking about it for millions of years, it is amazing the tree would stay complete like that. I think it is one of the longest complete trees in the park. Take care, Bob
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Nice shot of an interesting subject, thanks for sharing.

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Nice shot of an interesting subject, thanks for sharing.
thanks Larry, it isn't real exciting photography, but I thought the subject matter was interesting
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Fascinating.

I have picked up several small pieces of petrified wood over the years but have never seen anything on this scale before.

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Nice looking shots Bob.Saugus doesn't look like that.---charliezap
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Fascinating.

I have picked up several small pieces of petrified wood over the years but have never seen anything on this scale before.

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thanks for looking Bruce, if you ever get a chance, visit the Petrified Forest in AZ, it is a great experience.

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Nice looking shots Bob.Saugus doesn't look like that.---charliezap
Charlie, it is a little different than Ma., not much green in this neighborhood, but there is a tree, although it died.
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