The Iron Bridge, Ironbridge, Shropshire

The Iron Bridge, Ironbridge, Shropshire
Photograph taken 1945 - 1980 © Historic England Archive ref: AA98/04533

A detail of the Iron Bridge at Ironbridge showing the structure of an arch. This was the world's first cast-iron bridge; built by Abraham Darby it was cast in 1778. This site is now in the care of English Heritage (2010).

Location

Telford and Wrekin

Period

Georgian (1714 - 1836)

Tags

industrial revolution transport bridge iron river gorge design arch georgian (1714 - 1836) english heritage