Photographer's Note

I must admit I struggled with the composition of this shot.
I ended up posting this image (and an alternate view as a Workshop) not so much for it's 'photographic merits' but simply as a record of such an ancient bridge.

BTW does anyone know of an older bridge - I did a search on the web and could not find one (hence the title).

'Clam bridge is a single gritstone slab laid across the beck with small holes on one side showing the former position of handrail supports.
The bridge is believed to date back either to the Iron age, or at least 1000 years - depending on which source you believe.
On may 19th 1989 there was a cloud burst on Haworth Moor and Boulsworth Hill above Wycoller and in the resulting flash flood the stone slab was swept from its foundations and cracked in two.
The bridge was repaired and put back into position, only to be swept away and broken again in a further flood in August 1990. It was restored and replaced in June 1991'.

Please see my other recent posts for further information about Wycoller.

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