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The Story of the Iron Bridge – Building the Bridge

The story of the Iron Bridge – Part 2

Successful construction of the Iron Bridge spanning the Severn Gorge, Shropshire, UK was a milestone in the early industrial revolution which shaped the modern world. The first bridge to use cast iron rather than wood or stone, it created challenges for the visionary men who designed and built it.

David de Haan, Director of the Ironbridge Trust 1998-2012 tells the story.

Also see part 1 which explores the history of the Iron Bridge.



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