Timelapse video shows the Taw Bridge in Barnstaple taking shape a decade ago.

A timelapse video posted on our Facebook page shows the construction of the Taw Bridge.

The video posted by Nick Hallam shows the bridge taking shape across the River Taw.

It comes as yesterday marked 10 years since the bridge, which many still refer to as the ‘new bridge’, first opened.

The £42m Devon County Council scheme was hailed as the answer to the town’s traffic problems and created an instant link between Pottington and Sticklepath.

Until then people wanting to cross the river had to drive into town and queue on The Strand – usually at a standstill – giving the town the unwanted title ‘home of the traffic jam’.

Click here for more memories of the bridge’s opening and photographs from its construction.