Iron Bridge in Shropshire, England,  the first iron bridge in the world was opened for traffic, on this day 1st January, 1781. Built by Abraham Darby III from a design by Thomas Farnolls Pritchard. This area is called the Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.

Iron Bridge in Shropshire, England, the first iron bridge in the world was opened for traffic, on January, Built by Abraham Darby III from a design by Thomas Farnolls Pritchard. This area is called the Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.

Ironbridge World Heritage Site in Shropshire - home of the Industrial Revolution (and Merrythought teddy bears)

Thomas Telford Ironbridge World Heritage Site in Shropshire - home of the Industrial Revolution (and Merrythought teddy bears)

Kids Days Out - Black Country Museum, Dudley, West Midlands, England - gets brilliant reviews all over the place

Step back in time @ the Black Country Museum, Dudley, West Midlands, England. A brilliant period recreation that is well worth a visit.

Ironbridge Gorge. Shropshire, England. (©OUR PLACE The World Heritage Collection)

Ironbridge gorge, UK The bridge at Ironbridge, the world's first bridge constructed of iron, had a considerable influence on developments in the fields of technology and architecture.

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