Iron Bridge
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A bridge was needed over the Severn in Coalbrookdale to replace the dangerous ferry boat. This bridge was thus begun in 1777 by Thomas Pritchard, and was the first bridge in the world to be built from iron. It was inaugurated on 1 January 1781. The great lightness of its grand arches makes it a very elegant structure.


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  • From £72
    Bridge View Guest House
    Suberb 9.2
    56 m - 10 Tontine Hill, Ironbridge, Ironbridge TF8 7AL
  • From £110
    Bridgeside Rooms
    Suberb 9.2
    60 m - 12 Tontine Hill Ironbridge, Ironbridge TF8 7AL
  • From £53
    Bridge View Cottage
    Exceptional 9.5
    195 m - Telford TF8 7JR

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