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World's first Iron Bridge re-opens following restoration

World's first Iron Bridge re-opens following restoration

World's first Iron Bridge re-opens following restoration

RE-OPENING OF THE IRON BRIDGE

The World Heritage site, Iron Bridge has been closed for several months for vital repairs and has been shrouded, not in mystery, but a curtain of white plastic.  But last week ( the start of 2019) saw the "big reveal" and this iconic piece of Shropshire's history is once again open for visitors to admire.
As described by The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust,  the bridge is "one of the greatest symbols of where the Industrial Revolution started. Tourists have flocked here since 1779 to marvel at this extraordinary structure that dominates the small town that takes its name."

Restored to its original colour, it looks resplendent in the January sun and will, no doubt, once again attract crowds of visitors to the area. 

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