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Abraham Darby

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Abraham Darby III
Iron Bridge
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Born:   1750
Died:   1789
Operated:   Shropshire

Abraham Darby III is not a renowned engineer or road builder, but he was responsible for the World's first ever Cast Iron arch Bridge, a major game-changer in the history of bridge building, which led to a vast multiplication of such structures over the next 50 years.

List of Crossings

Crossing On Road Opening Date
Iron Bridge B4377

Abraham Darby
Road and Bridge Builders
pre-Victorian EngineersMajor William Caulfeild • Abraham Darby • John McAdam • Robert Mylne • John Rennie • John Smeaton • Thomas Telford • General George Wade
Victorian EngineersIsambard Kingdom Brunel • Joseph Mitchell
20th Century EngineersOwen Williams
Engineering CompaniesCleveland Bridge Company • Fairhurst Engineering • Stevenson Family

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