Why we love the Ironbridge
English Heritage have a spotlight feature on the Ironbridge which is undergoing a programme of refurbishment.
“Made from 378 tons of iron, the bridge is a credit to the driving force behind the project, Abraham Darby III. His skill was a family affair, too. In the early 18th century, Darby’s grandfather, Abraham Darby I, pioneered an economically viable method for the mass production of iron using coke. This process was a catalyst for the Industrial Revolution. Today you can see the ingenious craftsmanship of the bridge that changed the way iron was used forever.”
Pic: 1932 – An elephant promoting a visiting circus crosses the bridge.