Sunday Mirror

Iron Bridge, Shropshire


Opened in 1781, this is the first arch bridge in the world to be made out of cast iron.

Recognised as one of the great symbols of the industrial revolution, it transforme­d the craft of bridge building and was a crucial factor in the developmen­t of the iron trade in Shropshire. Secrets and history of the structure are revealed in an exhibition in The Tollhouse, and the bridge, neighbouri­ng gorge and surroundin­g village is a a UNESCO World Heritage Site with an array of family-friendly museums. This includes Blists Hill Village Victorian Town which is set to open a new outdoor adventure area this summer featuring multi-level themed buildings, elevated walkways and immersive play areas.

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