Iron Bridge over the River Severn, Ironbridge, Shropshire: structural detail of the supporting arch

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RIBApix ref no RIBA45380
Architect/DesignerDarby, Abraham III (1750-1791)
Pritchard, Thomas Farnolls (1723-1777)
Artist/PhotographerHope-Fitch, Christopher
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1779
Image Date2009
MediumDigital image
Library ReferenceRIBA45380 (Ironbridge 3)
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Christopher Hope-Fitch / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This bridge was designed by Thomas Farnolls Pritchard in 1775 and executed by Abraham Darby III in Coalbrookedale in 1777-1779. It was the first arch bridge of completely iron construction in the world.

Subject tags

arches, cast iron, bridges, Feature: High Tech Precursors of High Tech