The Iron Bridge
|Locale||Ironbridge Gorge near Coalbrookdale|
|Owner||Telford and Wrekin Council|
|Heritage status||Grade I listed|
|Design||cast-iron arch bridge|
|Longest span||100 ft 6 in (30.63 m)|
|Construction start||November 1777|
|Construction end||July 1779|
|Opened||1 January 1781|
The bridge is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is maintained by English Heritage who launched a crowdfunding campaign in 2017 to support a conservation project which began in 2018. As well as repairing rusted parts of the bridge, it was painted red to match a painting from 1777 showing how the Iron Bridge looked soon after it was finished.
Gallery[change | change source]
This is a reconstruction showing how the arches of the Iron Bridge were put together
Buildings which were a context for the Iron Bridge in 1988
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- UNESCO, "Ironbridge Gorge"; retrieved 2012-4-25.
- "English Heritage's first ever crowd funder raises final total of £47,545 to support vital conservation of the Iron Bridge | English Heritage". www.english-heritage.org.uk. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
- Growcott, Mat. "Back to the future as Iron Bridge set to return to its original red". www.shropshirestar.com. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to The Iron Bridge at Wikimedia Commons