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Clapper Bridges
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Clapper bridges are made of large slabs of stone laid from bank to bank, or across pillars, or even cantilevered, to cross a stream. They come in a variety of styles.

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Some you cross confidently, but ...


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..., ford, Dufton, NY69222724 -- (photo 2.6.2010) (BSW97.jpg)
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Nateby, building/s, Nateby, NY775068 -- Clapper bridge at Nateby Wells or The Wells. (photo 3.4.2009) (BQI83.jpg)

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