3,000-year-old bridge washes away due to flooding in England

Published on January 8th, 2013 | by Sevaan Franks


A 3,000-year-old stone bridge known at the Tarr Steps in Somerset, England, has washed away due to heavy flooding.

The River Barle in Somerset swelled so much that it destroyed the ‘Tarr Steps’ – a Grade I listed ancient monument formed of massive stones weighing up to two tons apiece. The slabs, some measuring 8ft long, were swept away as downed trees crashed into them.

Local resident Martin Hesp said: ‘I have lived in the area for over 50 years and I have never seen anything like this before.

‘It must have been some mighty trees which were carried downstream and smashed through them.’

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Story: Neil Sears, Daily Mail | Photo: ALAMY

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One Response to 3,000-year-old bridge washes away due to flooding in England

  1. Chris says:

    This has happened before. On site information says the military rebuilt it and the stones are now numbered to make it easier to reassemble.

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