clapper bridge


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clapper bridge

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(Civil Engineering) a primitive type of bridge in which planks or slabs of stone rest on piles of stones
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The girder bridge over the Afon Goch, above Llanberis, was erected a year ago to replace an old slate clapper bridge destroyed in a storm in November 2012.
Of all the places we visited, Tarr Steps, an ancient 180ft long clapper bridge spanning the River Barle, pleased me most.
The boards, funded by the Mirfield, Denby Dale Area and Kirkburton Committee, are located at the Clapper Bridge under the railway viaduct in Denby Dale and at the Pack Horse Bridge in Clayton West.
The BBQ will be outside Beudy Llwyd, a renovated barn beside a clapper bridge across Afon Ogwen.
However, the same "expert" now admitted that the painting might be a fake after Mandrake pointed out to him that it was, in fact, likely to be a painting of Clapper Bridge on Dartmoor, reports The Telegraph.
We cross the beck by the splendid clapper bridge and pass Beck Hall (on the left) before turning left at the top of the slope.
Its other main attraction is the delightful Clapper Bridge which straddles the East Dart River.
The former Minister and Mayo TD's creative efforts are entitled Winter Visitor and Clapper Bridge and were sent by him and his daughter, Deputy Beverley Flynn, to relatives and friends.
Bear right to go over a brook - there is a clapper bridge built with huge stones.
We went on expeditions as far as the ford and the clapper bridge beyond the village, taking picnics of jam sandwiches and pretend lemonade, which was really water with a spoonful of sugar dissolved in it.
A CLAPPER bridge and the "most dreadful horse path in Wales" take centre stage during a weekend training exercise for stonewallers.