The ancient stone footbridge on Exmoor has been rebuilt. Some steps had been washed away just months after £10,000 had been spent repairing damage from previous flooding.
But local businesses are upset it took more than seven weeks to repair it and say trade has been badly damaged.
Part of the famous Tarr Steps have been swept away AGAIN.
The Exmoor landmark was rebuilt in February at a cost of ten thousand pounds after a storm last December.
The steps are an ancient monument, but also an official highway, so the cost of repairs falls on Somerset County Council.
David Woodland reports.
One of Exmoor's most iconic landmarks has again been swept away.
The Tarr Steps were rebuilt in February at a cost of £10,000 after a storm last December.
It's going to take months to put right flood damage caused to Exmoor National Park. Some paths and bridges have been swept away. The cost of repairs is expected to reach more than a £100,000.
Meanwhile Somerset County Council is preparing to rebuild the historic Tarr Steps after more than half of the clapper bridge was destroyed. Our Somerset Correspondent, David Woodland reports:
The cost of repairing the ancient bridge and surrounding pathways at Tarr Steps will run into thousands of pounds.
Somerset County Council and Exmoor National Park say the landmark on Exmoor has been affected by landslips, fallen trees and erosion from recent flooding.
One of Exmoor's most iconic landmarks has been swept away by the recent flooding. The ancient clapper bridge, Tarr Steps, was demolished after fallen trees pushed up against the giant stones.
Three quarters of the bridge has gone and will have to be rebuilt.
One of Exmoor's most iconic landmarks has been swept away in the floods. The ancient clapper bridge, Tarr Steps, was demolished when fallen trees pushed up against the giant stones. 3/4 of the bridge has gone and will have to be rebuilt.