Ancient bridge collapsed in heavy rains

First published in West Somerset

EXMOOR'S Tarr Steps bridge - in Somerset - has been swept away by a raging, swollen river as what is likely to be the wettest year on record comes to a soggy end.

The iconic 1,000-year-old clapper bridge is the latest landmark to be hit by the aftermath of weeks of relentless downpours.

Other areas all around Devon are still threatened by landslips, saturated ground and the continued risk of flooding.

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11:16pm Wed 2 Jan 13

rich1973 says...

Dear dear do your revision mercury. Tarr steps has been rebuilt number of times especially after the bad flood of 1952 so not quite 1000 years.
Dear dear do your revision mercury. Tarr steps has been rebuilt number of times especially after the bad flood of 1952 so not quite 1000 years. rich1973
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2:13pm Thu 3 Jan 13

windswept and interesting says...

HEADLINE SPELL CHECKER PLEASE !
HEADLINE SPELL CHECKER PLEASE ! windswept and interesting
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7:01pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Mark1970 says...

What - is - with - all the ------- anyway?

Do you actually proof read your stories?
What - is - with - all the ------- anyway? Do you actually proof read your stories? Mark1970
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