Iron Bridge
(1779-present)

place and bridge

Aged 240

Commemorated on 4 plaques

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Elliott Brown on Flickr

International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark The Iron Bridge Built by the Coalbrookdale Company 1779 Presented on the bicentenary of the bridge

The Iron Bridge - Tontine Hill, Ironbridge, United Kingdom where it built (1779)

The Iron Bridge 1779-1979 This plaque to mark the bicentenary of the Iron Bridge was unveiled by HRH The Prince of Wales on 5 July 1979

The Iron Bridge - Tontine Hill, Ironbridge, United Kingdom where it sited

The Iron Bridge of Coalbrookdale First major structural use of Cast Iron in commemoration of it's bicentenary

The Iron Bridge - Tontine Hill, Ironbridge, United Kingdom where it sited

The Iron Bridge The first iron bridge in the world, designed by the architect Thomas Pritchard in 1775 and built by Abraham Darby III in 1777-79. It was intended to be an advertisement for the skills of the Coalbrookdale ironmasters, and it proved a spectacular success. Artists and engineers came from all over the world to marvel at it, and Abraham Darby was awarded the gold medal of the Royal Society of Arts. Thomas Pritchard died before it was completed.

The Iron Bridge - Tontine Hill, Ironbridge, United Kingdom where it was the first iron bridge in the world (1779)