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Clapper Bridge

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Photographer: © Stephen (Gallery)(2nd June 2013)
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Clapper Bridge

The Postbridge Clapper Bridge can be found at Postbridge, on Dartmoor. Its slabs are over four metres (13 feet long) two metres (6ft 6 inches wide) and weigh over eight tons each, making the bridge passable to a small cart. It was first recorded in 1380 and was built to facilitate the transportation of Dartmoor tin by pack horses to the stannary town of Tavistock.

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Comment by rustyruth(2nd June 2013)

Lovely picture of the old bridge Stephen.

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Comment by Bernd Fischer(2nd June 2013)

Looks like it needs some guts to cross that bridge .

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Comment by Pat TroutPremier Member! Click for more info..(2nd June 2013)

Lovely Pics Stephen, we park in the car parks for our walks on Dartmoor.

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Comment by Rob Lewis(3rd June 2013)

Nice pic

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Comment by Josh Stretton(3rd June 2013)

Nice pic,nice set

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