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Now restored to what was, apparently, the colour it was when built in 1779


Now restored to what was, apparently, the colour it was when built in 1779

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Red Oxide rust inhibitor and iron preservative, if my memory of working in the paint trade and being married to a surface coating technologist is correct.
Apart from that it is a lovely shot of a lovely looking bridge, which some lovely shapes and details.
Bill Phillips: Having also worked in the paint industry I would imagine that that is what it is supposed to look like even if it is is not actually red oxide
Isn't that beautiful!! Great shot!
Bill Phillips: I think so E. Nearly as old as the USA
Un pont joliment travaillé.
Bill Phillips: It is the first of its kind Martine
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Mar 2019, 06:23
It looks to be what it definitely is, a very grand structure. The colour suits it down to the ground. Or river, in this case..
Bill Phillips: It is a handsome thing.
The minute I saw this, Bill, I immediately said "Ironbridge." And how many years ago was that!!!
Bill Phillips: 2012!! The bridge was grey then
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 11 Mar 2019, 07:39
I am always pleased to see a picture of this Bridge, and the first time I have seen it in its new colour
Bill Phillips: Suits it well doesn't it?
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 11 Mar 2019, 07:58
You said you were going to ferrous bridge Bill. Now I realise you were telling the truth.
Bill Phillips: I am an honest man Chad
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Mar 2019, 08:09
Oh, yes. This is that place I have to put on my list for a possible visit. Grownup Meccano.
Bill Phillips: Indeed and as it is not far from me we could meet up for a cup of tea!
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk : Where the sun rises first in England
  • 11 Mar 2019, 08:21
A proper bridge ….
Bill Phillips: Quite right Comrade, not some second rate one like that one between Denmark and Sweden
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Mar 2019, 08:51
I recognized it, Bill and I so love the colour. We had some fun times at the Museum...
I like your point ov view.
Bill Phillips: It was a great fact all the gatherings have been great days.
great shot of a beautifully designed bridge.

What is the specific name for the bridge and/or its specific location?

I want to read more about it if their is a wikipedia page about it.
Bill Phillips: I have emailed you separately about this as you know
Wonderful! It seems a pedestrian bridge only. That should help maintain it's integrity.
Bill Phillips: It is now and has been for many years.
A grand structure for such a small bit of water, Bill.
Bill Phillips: When this was built this was the heart of the Industrial revolution Beverly.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Mar 2019, 15:06
Looking very impressive.
Bill Phillips: The change of colour has really made a difference
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Mar 2019, 15:39
Now that is wonderful; so much nicer than battleship grey. It is a work of art.
Bill Phillips: It has certainly transformed it
It looks very smart Bill, what a fine piece of work it is.
Bill Phillips: Yes it is grand and looks ever better in this colour
Great shot of this fantastic bridge. i wasn't that colour when we saw it after the Cosford meet up I'm sure.
Bill Phillips: No it was grey then Brian
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 11 Mar 2019, 19:18
an extraordinary structure

the farm beyond looks like it was picturesque in every way before the bridge
Bill Phillips: It is a treasure Sherri. The first ever bridge constructed from cast iron in 1779
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Mar 2019, 19:24
Haven't been there for years but always worth a visit
Bill Phillips: It is, and looks so much better now it has been restored to its original colour
A fine restoration!
Bill Phillips: It is looking very good Tom
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Mar 2019, 02:14
A fine sculpture, Bill!
Bill Phillips: It is a handsome bridge Ray

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