Archive for the tag 'The Iron Bridge'

Followed by ‘fine dining’ on the patio…

6 Comments CherryPie on Oct 10th 2019

4 Comments CherryPie on Nov 9th 2015

The historic Iron Bridge within the grounds of Cragside was re-opened in 2009 for the first time in nearly 30 years.  The 19th century bridge spans the Debdon Burn and until that time the grade II listed bridge had been closed due to safety concerns.

It is now possible for visitors to walk across the bridge, [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Feb 18th 2014

I invite you to join me at Vision & Verb where talk about the town of Ironbridge, the building of the famous Iron Bridge and the Irongbridge Gorge which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

8 Comments CherryPie on Jul 29th 2012

The world’s first cast iron bridge was built over the River Severn at Coalbrookdale in 1779.
From Wiki:

In the early eighteenth century, the only way to cross the Severn Gorge was by ferry. However, the industries that were growing in the area of Coalbrookdale and Broseley needed a more reliable crossing.
In 1773, Thomas Farnolls Pritchard[1] wrote [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Apr 30th 2012