• Title: The Iron Bridge: Symbol of the Industrial Revolution
  • Author: Neil Cossons Barrie Trinder
  • ISBN: 9780239001870
  • Page: 220
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Iron Bridge Symbol of the Industrial Revolution The first bridge ever to be built of iron in is perhaps the most important industrial monument in Britain The bridge not only changed the pattern of communications in the area it attracted tho
    The first bridge ever to be built of iron, in 1779, is perhaps the most important industrial monument in Britain The bridge not only changed the pattern of communications in the area, it attracted thousands of sightseers, many from overseas for no structure of its time so caught the public imagination The authors produced the first edition to mark the bicentenary in 197The first bridge ever to be built of iron, in 1779, is perhaps the most important industrial monument in Britain The bridge not only changed the pattern of communications in the area, it attracted thousands of sightseers, many from overseas for no structure of its time so caught the public imagination The authors produced the first edition to mark the bicentenary in 1979, explaining the conception, design and construction of the bridge, the technological background, the people involved, its effect and its social impact However, in the two decades since then, so much new evidence has come to light that they have now produced a completely re written new account The story of the iron bridges built in the half century after 1781 has changed dramatically, and this book identifies nearly twice as many as the first edition.

    One Reply to “The Iron Bridge: Symbol of the Industrial Revolution”

    1. What a wonderful informative book about the First Iron Bridge. Takes you on a journey of the building of the bridge, with some lovely photographs and painting throughout. Some of the reading was a little hard going at times, lots of people and dates and specifics of the bridge. An important piece of history and to think my Pop was born at Iron Bridge. On my bucket list of places to go.

    2. Having visited Ironbridge and crossed the bridge, I was interested in this book. The world's first iron bridge crossed the Severn Gorge over a river which regularly floods and washes out bridges. The restored bridge is still there today and a very handsome span it is. The photos and paintings in the book are lovely and a student of art of the period would be interested. A 'Diligence' coach firm crossed the bridge but we see only motor vehicles in photos. From the iconic bridge with its graceful [...]

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