Albert Edward Bridge, Coalbrookdale, Shropshire

Albert Edward Bridge, Coalbrookdale, Shropshire

TRM DA
Description
The Albert Edward Bridge is a railway bridge spanning the River Severn at Coalbrookdale in Shropshire, England. Opened on 1 November 1864, its design is almost identical to Victoria Bridge which carries the Severn Valley Railway over the Severn between Arley and Bewdley in Worcestershire. Designed by John Fowler, its 200 feet (61 m) span cast iron arch has four ribs, each of nine parts bolted together. It carries coal traffic as part of the line between Lightmoor Junction and Ironbridge Power Station. The bridge's timber and wrought iron deck was replaced by a structural steel deck in 1933. It may be one of the last large cast iron railway bridges to have been built. Although it carries two tracks only the one on the downstream side is still in use. The bridge is a Grade II Listed Building. This model has been built to fit together with my model of Ironbridge Power Station. #Albert #Bridge #Coal #Coalbrookdale #Edward #Iron #Ironbridge #Power #Railway #Severn #Shropshire #Station #TRM_DA
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