Iron Bridge

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Iron Bridge
The Iron Bridge
Carries pedestrian traffic
Crosses River Severn
Locale Ironbridge Gorge near Coalbrookdale
Design cast iron arch bridge
Total length 60 metres (200 ft)
Longest span 30.5 metres (100 ft)
Clearance below 18 metres (59 ft)
Beginning date of construction 1775
Completion date 1779
Opened 1781-01-01

The Iron Bridge was the first arch bridge in the world to be made out of cast iron.[1]

The bridge crosses the River Severn at the Ironbridge Gorge, by the village of Ironbridge, in Shropshire, England.

It is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 UNESCO, "Ironbridge Gorge"; retrieved 2012-4-25.

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Media related to Ironbridge Gorge at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 52°37′35″N 2°28′22″W / 52.62639°N 2.47278°W / 52.62639; -2.47278

This article is about a World Heritage Site