The town of Ironbridge got its name from being the site of the first bridge in the world to be made from cast iron.
The bridge which was finished in 1779 crosses the river Severn and has been constructed and assembled using woodworking techniques such as Dovetail joints and pegs, there are no rivets in the bridge at all!

Now a World Heritage site, Ironbridge Gorge near Telford, Shropshire, UK is a highly popular visitor attraction.

There’s more information on Ironbridge here

Nikon D80. Nikkor 18-135mm. 1/125th f/8


landscape, river, england, museum, heritage, britain, shropshire, ironbridge, severn, telford


  • Torfinn
    Torfinnalmost 5 years ago

    A lovely bridge Paul. Great shot!

  • Thank you Torfinn.

    – Paul Woloschuk

  • Jadon
    Jadonalmost 5 years ago

    Superb composition,well framed and really good detail captured..
    Nice shot paul…

  • Thanks Jason. I was blessed with good early evening light when I took this shot.

    – Paul Woloschuk

  • Cheryl  Lunde
    Cheryl Lundealmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture and narrative :))

  • Thank you Cheryl, it’s kind of you to say so!

    – Paul Woloschuk

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot of this beautiful bridge Paul!!

  • Thanks Shaun.

    – Paul Woloschuk

  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomalmost 5 years ago

    Wow, I never heard of a cast iron bridge..I am surprised it hasn’t all turned to rust. They must spend a fortune on paint.

  • It’s in suprisingly good condition….and well-painted!

    – Paul Woloschuk

  • Gary Heald LRPS
    Gary Heald LRPSalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent angle on this historic bridge. I am a B&W freak so cant help wondering what it would look like. I think it would be excellent. It is owever lovely in colour as well

  • Thanks Gary. Funny you should suggest B&W. I wasn’t sure whether to convert it to B&W or leave it as it is….after your comment, I’ll give it a go.
    Thanks for the push! ;-)

    – Paul Woloschuk

  • lianne
    liannealmost 5 years ago

    I recognized this the minute I saw it come up on RB and recall some of my fondest memories of my trip to England sitting on a bench right down the river walk at the Valley Inn, I believe it’s called. This is a really beautiful perspective and a lovely image of an historic old bridge.

  • Thank you lianne. I’m so pleased that my image brought back memories of your trip to England. I’ don’t recall seeing the ‘Valley Inn’ in Ironbridge, but there is a place called ‘Meadow Inn’.
    Thanks again for your kind comment.

    – Paul Woloschuk

  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful! Love the lighting on the bridge girders…

  • Thanks Bill.

    – Paul Woloschuk

  • Ben Kern
    Ben Kernalmost 5 years ago

    What a beautiful photograph! And I appreciate the history lesson as well!

  • Thanks Ben. It’s a fascinating area if you’re into industrial history.

    – Paul Woloschuk

  • ericseyes
    ericseyesalmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous designed bridge, good angle!

  • Thanks Eric.

    – Paul Woloschuk

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