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Tarr Steps Prehistoric Bridge[336 x 500 jpg]
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|Description ||Tarr Steps Ancient Bridge SS868322|
|Guy Storms |
| This bridge is a fascinating one. Much time, energy and sustained effort obviously went into its construction. Built over water that is quite shallow, and appears to have been so in prehistoric times when the bridge was constructed, simple human access from one side of the stream to the other cannot explain its purpose. This fact is suggestive of a prehistoric need to transport heavier objects or loads over this body of water. A stable platform would be needed, for example, to transport stone blocks weighing several thousands of pounds, even tons, over the stream. By inference, if one allows their imagination free reign, this "stone age" artifact may represent the remnants of a highly organized society which coordinated the use of both manpower and natural resources for purposes not yet appreciated by contemporary observation.|
|It was so cool i went to the Tarr Bridge last week it blew me away that it dated almost to 1000 bc!!!!|
|It may only be as young as 600 years. Most certainly it has been damaged and repaired many times in its history.
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