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Clapper Bridge in Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England

Clapper Bridge in Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England

THE CLAPPER BRIDGE, Two Bridges, Dartmoor, Devon    Clapper bridges have stood, in one form or another, for centuries. A "Clapper Bridge" is a term used on Dartmoor for a bridge, which has one or more flat stone slabs resting on stone piers, and spanning a stream or river

THE CLAPPER BRIDGE, Two Bridges, Dartmoor, Devon Clapper bridges have stood, in one form or another, for centuries. A "Clapper Bridge" is a term used on Dartmoor for a bridge, which has one or more flat stone slabs resting on stone piers, and spanning a stream or river

Old Clapper Bridge Ruddycleave Water on Dartmoor Devon England by Bridgemarker Tim, via Flickr

Old Clapper Bridge Ruddycleave Water on Dartmoor Devon England by Bridgemarker Tim, via Flickr

Tarr Steps, Exmoor - The Tarr Steps are a clapper bridge across the River Barle in the Exmoor National Park, Somerset.  A typical clapper bridge construction, the bridge possibly dates to around 1000 BC. The stone slabs weigh up to 1-2 tons apiece.

Tarr Steps, Exmoor - The Tarr Steps are a clapper bridge across the River Barle in the Exmoor National Park, Somerset. A typical clapper bridge construction, the bridge possibly dates to around 1000 BC. The stone slabs weigh up to 1-2 tons apiece.

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