Jake’s Sunday Post: Bridge

‘A bridge is a structure built to span physical obstacles such as a body of water, valley, or road,
for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle. There are many different designs that all serve unique purposes
and apply to different situations. Designs of bridges vary depending on the function of the bridge,
the nature of the terrain where the bridge is constructed and anchored, the material used to make it,
and the funds available to build.’ says Jake.

My bridge has been around a very long time. It may be small but must have kept an awful lot of feet dry so was well worth the enormous effort involved in creating it from a slab of granite. Small clapper Scorhill

Jake’s post with his clever animations can be found here http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/sunday-post-bridge/

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25 thoughts on “Jake’s Sunday Post: Bridge

  1. That’s an “oh wow” Gilly. Such a spare landscape, with that colossal piece of stone. So simple, so evocative of a long ago past. Do you know anything about ‘your’ bridge? Where does the path lead to/from? I immediately thought of Jim Crace’s “Gift of Stones”.

    1. It’s one of Dartmoors 30 or so remaining clapper bridges. There seem to be different opinions about their age, some say they are from around 1300 while others say they are bronze age – 2300 700 bc. This one is at Scorhill, which I’ve posted about before. It has a stone circle and a tolmen stone believed to help with fertility problems. Dartmoor has so many legends, one day I’ll try to share some of them.

  2. Your bridge will be unique to this challenge I think, Gilly. I wish I had more opportunity to wander Dartmoor, to experience scenery such as this. Great choice.

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