The stabilization of Delicate Arch

Dan_85

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Does anyone know roughly how long Delicate Arch has before it collapses? I would presume it has significantly longer left than Landscape Arch? Although I understand it's hard to predict, from all accounts nobody expected Wall Arch to collapse when it did....
 

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Does anyone know roughly how long Delicate Arch has before it collapses? I would presume it has significantly longer left than Landscape Arch? Although I understand it's hard to predict, from all accounts nobody expected Wall Arch to collapse when it did....

I would wager that no one could come close to predicting such a thing. Could be tomorrow, could be in a thousand years. One might look more delicate than another, but it all depends on how the load is supported and other factors like specific weaknesses in the rock.
 
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