Iron Bridge facts for kids
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The Iron Bridge
|Locale||Ironbridge Gorge near Coalbrookdale|
|Design||cast iron arch bridge|
|Total length||60 metres (200 ft)|
|Longest span||30.5 metres (100 ft)|
|Clearance below||18 metres (59 ft)|
The Iron Bridge was the first arch bridge in the world to be made out of cast iron.
The bridge crosses the River Severn at the Ironbridge Gorge, by the village of Ironbridge, in Shropshire, England.
It is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is maintained by English Heritage who launched a crowdfunding campaign in 2017 to support a conservation project which began in 2018. As well as repairing rusted parts of the bridge, it was painted red to match a painting from 1777 showing how the Iron Bridge looked soon after it was finished.
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