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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.
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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