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grebeman

Old Codgers Group
I promised an intact clapper bridge some time ago. This is the much photographed bridge at Postbridge on Dartmoor, conveniently close to the "modern" main road, so little physical effort required to reach it


Bridges from two different eras for the price of one


It's very likely that this clapper bridge was a late build in terms of the time it was built. It is thought to have been built by tin miners when they opened up the nearby Vitifer tin mines. It was needed to get the smelted tin down to the stannary town of Tavistock using pack horses, that was back in the thirteenth century, most such bridges were built many hundreds of years earlier.

Barrie
 

Dewi Sant

Veteran
Dec 20, 2013
103
Lancashire, England
Guess?
It's a long time since I've been there, Barrie.

Another clapper bridge can be found at the village of Wycoller in Lancashire, although this one does require a bit more effort to get to see as no cars are allowed to park in the village. They have to be left at the top and you hike down - not an unpleasant walk though.

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And, this is the ancient packhorse bridge in the same village. This used to be the main cotton trade route between Lancashire and Yorkshire, the village is steeped in history which is well worth Googling. The Bronte sisters used to come here to write, Haworth isn't too far away.

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superDove

New Member
Apr 13, 2014
3
Pics are the wrong way round right? First one is Two Bridges, second is Postbridge. Ok am off to go sit in pedant's corner now.

Please stop posting great images of Dartmoor. It'll only end up with me quitting my job and moving back to the Westcountry.

"I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted*with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming*War Horse on Dartmoor"*Steven Spielberg - The Times Weds Jan 11th 2012


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grebeman

Old Codgers Group
Pics are the wrong way round right? First one is Two Bridges, second is Postbridge. Ok am off to go sit in pedant's corner now.
Sorry, but they are both of the clapper bridge at Postbridge, taken within a minute or two of one another

Please stop posting great images of Dartmoor. It'll only end up with me quitting my job and moving back to the Westcountry.
NO! :biggrin:

Barrie
 

grebeman

Old Codgers Group
Two old bridges on the route of the abandoned railway from Yelverton to Princetown

This railway ran across the high moor to Princetown and operated between 1883 and 1956.

A bridge over the old track bed near Ingra Tor

140502-DP1M0612-b+w by barrie.whitehall, on Flickr


A bridge that carried the track about two miles west of Princetown

140502-DP1M0596-b+w by barrie.whitehall, on Flickr


Barrie
 

superDove

New Member
Apr 13, 2014
3
Lunch in Looe, Cornwall


View from the bridge






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Tried using in camera hdr, the scene mode but comes out blurry with watercolour type effect so guessing im not staying still enough.

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jporos

Regular
May 8, 2013
43
Mississippi
Wow, that first photo with those crazy apartment blocks in the background and the dirigible in the air is something else. Like a rendering by an early Modernist architect. Nice!
 

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