The village of Ironbridge in the Severn Valley in Shropshire grew beside the bridge which was the first cast iron bridge in the world. Once a heavily industrialised area it is now very much tourism focused with beautiful scenery and a lot of history.
A first glimpse of the Bridge as we walked along the Severn.
The famous bridge itself spanning the River Severn.
A closer view of the bridge.
A view showing the underside of the bridge.
Another view showing detail of the structure of the bridge.
The view across the bridge.
The view from the bridge looking north up the River Severn.
And looking south down the Severn.
A more general view of the bridge.
Under the bridge, you can see that some sections are held together with dovetail joints.
Detail of the north side of the bridge.
Looking up river from the end of the bridge the cooling towers of the nearby power station are visible.
A milestone near the bridge - how many now know that a furlong is 10 chains and that there are eight furlongs to the mile?
Just up river from the bridge is this former industrial site including grooves in the roadway for wagons.
Looking down the River Severn to the bridge and village.
Visit our Travel Centre for train, ferry and tunnel bookings.
This site was last updated 02/08/2012