Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Cast Iron Bridge

We've seen cast iron skillets, table bases, decorative items, but never an entire bridge!  Telford is considered to be the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.  The left overs of this revolution are an amazing bridge, as well as other cast iron works around the city, including cast iron curbs.
All the parts were individually sand cast, then assembled.

It's not just structurally sound, it is intricately beautiful, as well.

A very nice Japanese couple took our picture, after we took one of them on the other side of the bridge.  I'm holding my finds of the day.  Two French guide books from the used book store.

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