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World's First Iron Bridge

Medium: journal article
Language(s): en 
Published in: Civil Engineering Magazine, , n. 12, v. 49
Page(s): 46-49

In 1779, using a new man-made material, skilled English workmen built a single-span bridge of cast iron over a steep river gorge about 140 miles northwest of London. The result was a 424-ton bridge that was the worldÂ’s first iron bridge. It was a turning point in engineering history; as it changed the course of the Industrial Revolution by introducing iron as a structural material.

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