The world’s first iron bridge erected over the River Severn in Shropshire in 1779. This pioneering single-span cast-iron structure was a turning point in British design and engineering and an icon of the Industrial Revolution. The Iron Bridge is a Scheduled Monument and a Grade I Listed Building.

The project involves the conservation of the cast iron structure of the Iron Bridge addressing structural defects, masonry repairs to the abutments and piers, the re-surfacing of the deck and complete redecoration with the bridge reverting to its original red colour. All works were part of a major £2m conservation project for the English Heritage Trust completed late 2018. Photo © English Heritage