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Storm Damages 18th-Century Bridge

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

England Tadcaster Bridge NORTH YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND—Heavy rains and flooding have caused the partial collapse of Tadcaster Bridge into the River Wharfe, according to a report in Global News. The limestone structure, one of two bridges that connect the two sides of the town of Tadcaster, dates back to 1700. The bridge had been closed to pedestrians and traffic three days before the collapse. The original Tadcaster Bridge is thought to have been constructed in 1200 with stones from Tadcaster Castle. To read about medieval graffiti in England, go to "Writing on the Church Wall."

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