A new footbridge has been lowered into position over the East Lyn river on Exmoor following a huge community-led fundraising effort.
Residents in the neighbouring Devon village of Lynmouth helped to raise the £65,000 to replace an historic bridge, which had to be removed because it was unsafe.
The 18m Woodside Bridge was built with Exmoor oak sourced sustainably from the National Park’s own woodlands and should be open for use in a few weeks.
It allows walkers to enjoy a popular circular walk, which meanders along the beautiful tree-lined banks of the East Lyn River.
The structure was reversed through the Exmoor coastal village and then assembled on site, where it was craned onto the abutments of the former bridge.
All this took place under strict Government Covid-19 guidelines to ensure worker and public safety.
Watch the bridge being craned into position:
The bridge will remain closed until work to finish construction and upgrade the path is completed.