RIVER BARLE (Withypool to Tarr Steps)

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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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I think it is there to protect the bridge.
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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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The gauge at simonsbath peaked about 3 hours before the one at brushford (below dulverton) each time this weekend, so useful to know that if you check the level there it will tell you what will happen at withypool about 1 hour later.
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