RIVER BARLE (Withypool to Tarr Steps)

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RIVER BARLE (Withypool to Tarr Steps)

Post by Mark R » Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:54 am

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Re: RIVER BARLE (Withypool to Tarr Steps)

Post by the_loz » Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:50 pm

Just found this video of a kayaker getting stuck in a cable bridge above tarr steps. is this cable still there?

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Post by Mark R » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:44 pm

I think it is there to protect the bridge.
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Re: RIVER BARLE (Withypool to Tarr Steps)

Post by Jon_Brown » Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:04 pm

The cables were repaired after 2012/13 winter, when they were ripped out by trees, that then went on to take out the clapper bridge. As Mark said they were installed in 1952 to protect the bridge.
For those that haven't seen the video , fairly uncomfortable viewing (parts 1 & 2 are similar).

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