The Ironbridge & Tollhouse
The iconic iron structure has become one of the great symbols of the Industrial Revolution. The bridge, built by Abraham Darby III was the world’s first cast iron bridge and was built over the River Severn at Coalbrookdale in 1779. An exhibition housed in the original Tollhouse (on the south side of the bridge) tells the story of why the bridge was built – and how it was built!
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