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Exmoor's 1,000-year-old clapper bridge re-built after floods

By WMNPBowern  |  Posted: February 12, 2013

Comments (0) The oldest bridge in the Westcountry – Tarr Steps on Exmoor – was today being put back together after storms washed away several of the giant two ton stones in the floods of last year.Engineers retrieved parts of the 1,000-year-old crossing from downstream on the river Barle and begin putting them back in place, to reconnect both sides of the river via the 180ft long clapper bridge.A 10ft wall of flood water caused most of the damage on December 22. Engineers moved on to the site on Tuesday morning to begin the process of lifting the two-tonne slabs out of the water with heavy lifting machinery.

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