Iron Bridge

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A bridge was needed over the Severn in Coalbrookdale to replace the dangerous ferry boat. This bridge was thus begun in 1777 by Thomas Pritchard, and was the first bridge in the world to be built from iron. It was inaugurated on 1 January 1781. The great lightness of its grand arches makes it a very elegant structure.

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Address:

B4380, TF87 Telford

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