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Iconic Arch in Utah Park Collapses

First to fall since 1991
By Michael Foreman,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2008 1:52 PM CDT
Iconic Arch in Utah Park Collapses
This image provided by the National Parks Service taken Aug. 5, 2008 shows the collapsed Wall Arch.    (AP Photo)

(Newser) – A popular stone arch collapsed early last week in Utah's Arches National Park, the AP reports. First discovered in 1948, the Wall Arch fell victim to gravity and the very same force that formed the sandstone structure—erosion. "They all let go after a while," said a park employee. It was the first collapse since 1991.
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