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Work to rebuild the historic Tarr Steps has been completed

Photo: Somerset County Council

Work to rebuild the ancient Tarr Steps bridge on Exmoor, which was severely damaged during Storm Angus, has been completed.

Contractors worked hard to retrieve the large stones from the clapper bridge which were washed away last November.

Tarr Steps is a Grade I listed structure and a Scheduled Ancient Monument made up of 17 spans and stretching nearly 50 metres across the River Barle.

Take at look at this video from Somerset County Council showing the rebuilding:

Councillor David Fothergill, Somerset County Council's Cabinet Member for Highways, said, "This much-loved landmark attracts thousands of people to our county every year and we're pleased to be restoring it back to its former glory"

Tarr steps has been damaged many times throughout its long history, most recently in 2013.

Due to its protected status, the bridge must be put together exactly as before.