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The Iron Bridge

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Location type: Bridge
Location address: United Kingdom, Telford and Wrekin
Number of texts: 1
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The Iron Bridge is a bridge that crosses the River Severn in Shropshire, England. It was the first arch bridge in the world to be made of cast iron, a material which was previously too expensive to be used for large structures. However, a new blast furnace nearby lowered the cost and encouraged local engineers and architects to solve a long-standing problem of a crossing over the river.

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