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Albert Edward Bridge

By LinH
Built in 1864 and designed by John Fowler, this 200ft cast iron arch consists of four ribs, each having nine parts bolted together.
The patterns for the radiused beam castings were prepared by Thomas Parker at the Coalbrookdale Iron Company.
The timber and wrought iron deck was replaced by structural steel in 1933.
Originally used as a junction line For Much Wenlock and Craven Arms, latterly it transported coal to the Ironbridge Power Station until it recently closed. Because of its age and the state of the iron, trains were restricted to 5mpn over it.
It is thought to be one of the last large cast iron railway bridges to be built and is a listed building.

Tags: Transport River severn Ironbridge Cast iron bridge Coalbrookdale Iron Company

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17 Mar 2021 10:39AM
Nice set Lin.

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