Ironbridge Things to Do Tips by grandmaR
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Iron Bridge from upstream
Walk around and get pictures of the bridge from all angles. It is a National Historic Landmark. After you've taken pictures from a distance, then go and look at it close up from underneath to appreciate how it might have been constructed.
There are no eye witness accounts are known which describe the Iron Bridge being erected, so the method is a bit of a mystery.
Toll House from across the birdge
We did not get to visit this museum as we got to Ironbridge right about 5 pm. The website says that the secrets of how and why the bridge was built "are revealed in an exhibition housed in the original Tollhouse on the south side of the Bridge."
The Iron Bridge itself is a public access monument.
The Tollhouse is open 10am - 5pm and is ***FREE***
There are other museums in the Ironbridge area. The Passport Ticket allows repeat daytime access to all 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums, during normal opening hours, so you can return as often as you like for one year.
If after 12 months you have still not visited particular sites, you can return at any time in the future to make one free visit to the sites that you've missed.
Tickets are sold at all the Museums including the Visitor Information Centre in Ironbridge.
60 Plus £15.95
Child Student £12.95
Family (2 A & 3 C) £54.95
Directions: Exit J4 or 6 of M54. Follow signs for Ironbridge Gorge. Then follow signs for Ironbridge Museums Most central car parks are within easy walking distance of the Iron Bridge.
Phone: 01952 884391
Looking through the railings
This bridge was built with cast iron after a nearby smelter made it an economically feasible material to use. I would not have thought iron was a good material to use in a wet location because of the possibility of rusting, and in fact vehicle traffic is now prohibited on the bridge. But you can walk across to the other side, and there are views up and down the river from the bridge.
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