The Iron Bridge and Tollhouse

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The Iron Bridge and Tollhouse

The Iron Bridge and Tollhouse
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The world's first iron bridge is located in Ironbridge, the cradle of the Industrial Revolution.
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ShaunH290
London, UK1,466 contributions
Such a Significant Landmark!
Jul 2021
The bridge is the epicentre of the World Heritage Site. An advert for the new technology of 1779, it became an instant hit with the movers and shakers of the Industrial Revolution. However, the Quaker beliefs of the builder meant that everyone should pay the same toll to cross the bridge. This was emphasised when Prince Charles paid the toll to celebrate the bicentennial, even though the toll had been abolished in 1950.

The Toll House contains a small exhibition space where it is worth investing time to discover just how world changing this bridge was. Six ferry boats were replaced but they just could not compete with such a structure. It is bizarre that we still have the Woolwich Ferry in London more than 200 years later.
Written 18 July 2021
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William S
Corsham, UK12 contributions
Explore Ironbridge.
Jul 2021 • Couples
With having an annual pass to the attractions in the Ironbridge area , this visit on a Friday morning was a pleasure,to be able in viewing the area without the added extra amount of visitors .
We took a leisurely stroll to be museum which again wasn't crowded.
Being a hot day a refreshing pot of tea at the tea shop 'Truffles' was a welcome stop.
Lunch was heading our way , so in finding The Black Swan along beside the river wasn't too busy,and so ordered Ploughman's lunch's for 2 and with long cool drinks was very pleasant, certainty that we would come again.
The rest of the afternoon was spent back at our caravan site ,Whiston Mill C.L. CAMC.
Written 17 July 2021
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Erma_Passenga
U.K.96 contributions
Amazing - you get a real sense of those revolutionary times
Jul 2021
Fantastic - loved it. This is the cradle of the Industrial Revolution and gave me a sense of awe and wonder.
Written 12 July 2021
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alandelas
Honiton, UK58 contributions
Must visit UK location
May 2021
At last the pilgrimage to the cradle of the worlds first industrial revolution heritage site of Ironbridge. Clearly this structure is being cared for, especially the toll house, with Tolls indicated, even for the Monarchy to pay. The bridge is very high above the River and gets a fantastic vantage point of the valley and Town.
Written 8 July 2021
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Turtle5954
Warrington, UK1,454 contributions
Special
Jun 2021
History...what else to say? birthplace of the world's industrial revolution. hard to think how bold it was the design 200+ years ago to be the first iron construction anywhere.

well worth a visit, unfortunately too late in the day for us to do anything else such as the museums.
Written 6 July 2021
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The Reynards
Isle of Wight, UK494 contributions
A piece of history.
May 2021 • Couples
Iron ridge, named after the first ironbridge erected in the world, which stands proudly in the centre of town. This amazing feet of engineering was erect in 1779, and put the town at the centre of the world, as the birthplace of the industrial revolution. Access to the bridge is easy, and free, from car parks on either side. The biggest and nearest is the Station yard car park off Ladywood road. £1.60 for two hours. The bridge is free of traffic, and accessible to all. There are facilities across the bridge in town.
Written 3 July 2021
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Helene E
3 contributions
Historic bridge
Jun 2021
The whole area is very picturesque and the views from the bridge are lovely, great walks across the opposite side of the bridge to the shops. Plenty of restaurants and cafes.
Written 2 July 2021
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Matt G
Burton upon Trent, UK325 contributions
Family wander
Jun 2021 • Family
Lovely town, great views of the picturesque bridge. Historic and interesting all round . Lots of information at the toll house, and able to buy gifts/souvenirs etc. v nice
Written 28 June 2021
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Leigh-Harrington
London, UK2,206 contributions
Inspiring
Jun 2021
Beauty and history all in one. Amazing to think how old this historic structure is and admire the technology and craftsmanship. A very photogenic centre piece to a pretty village with lots of great shops and eateries.
Written 27 June 2021
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IAN W
St Helens, UK3,003 contributions
BRIDGING THE CENTURIES!
Jun 2021
This Iconic bridge dominates the village as it spans the River Severn.The tollhouse is worth a visit,even if you only go to read the bridge crossing charges.
Written 24 June 2021
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