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I have posted a picture from here before, but decided to share a slightly different view with you.

Postbridge is a hamlet in the heart of Dartmoor.
Situated next to the East Dart river, one of the two main tributaries of the River Dart.

Postbridge is best known for its fine example of an ancient clapper bridge over the river.
The bridge is believed to have been built in the 13th century to enable pack horses to cross the river, carrying tin to the stannary town of Tavistock.

It is a Grade II listed structure standing alongside another bridge, a Grade II listed structure built in the 1780's.

The clapper bridge has 2 central piers spanned by three large granite slabs, or clappers.
The total span is over 42 feet.

The large stone slabs are locally called posts, and this is how the village of Postbridge got its' name.

One more view in the W/S.

Thanks for looking.

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Additional Photos by Jean Dwyer (jean113) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1227 W: 0 N: 4172] (16117)
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