Why we love the Ironbridge

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.”

Read more: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/inspire-me/spotlight-on/spotlight-on-the-iron-bridge/

Pic: 1932 – An elephant promoting a visiting circus crosses the bridge.

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