Iron Bridge over the River Severn, Ironbridge, Shropshire

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RIBApix ref no RIBA57234
Architect/DesignerDarby, Abraham III (1750-1791)
Pritchard, Thomas Farnolls (1723-1777)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: England
CityIronbridge
Subject Date1779
Image Date1961
ViewExterior
StyleGeorgian
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/RLI/57 (ES7839)
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / 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

reflections, arches, rivers, bridges, iron