A BRIDGE in Denbighshire has been torn apart by Storm Christoph and the floods which hit the region yesterday.

The Llanerch Bridge between Trefnant and Tremeirchion collapsed, as the picture above captured by Liahll Bruce of Trefnant shows.

Built in the 1800's, the bridge had been a popular route for cyclists, but has now been left with a huge gap down the middle of it.

Locals on social media said they were 'sad to see it go' as it was a 'piece of history'.

The Leader: The bridge completely collapsed. PIC: Liahll Bruce.The bridge completely collapsed. PIC: Liahll Bruce.

PIC: Liahll Bruce.

Emergency services were stretched to their limits dealing with incidents around the region cause by bad weather throughout Wednesday.

The River Dee in Wales reached 16.4m (53.8ft), sparking an evacuation of the village of Bangor-on-Dee.

Rest centres were also set up in St Asaph and Ruthin after streets were left under water and at least 15 homes had to be evacuated in the latter area.