Unique bridge views

As English Heritage’s conservation project on the Iron Bridge reaches a critical point, the charity is extending an invitation to visitors to come to Shropshire and witness the project via a new temporary walkway.

The walkway will feature visitor displays explaining the expert techniques being used to save the bridge.

Liz Page of English Heritage says, “As part of our vital project to save this remarkable structure for the long term, our temporary visitor walkway will be open daily beside the bridge, packed full of information about the works. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

The walkway will be open daily until the end of August from 10am until 4pm and is free, though donations are welcomed. English Heritage will also be offering a limited number of special Hard Hat Tours offering the chance to join the contractor and gain an insight into the work being undertaken to repair and protect this pioneering structure for the future. The tours take place on Wednesday 16 May, Tuesday 5 June, and Wednesdays 20 June, 27 June, 11 July and 22 August. For more, see english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/iron-bridge/events – pre-booking is essential as places on each tour are limited to 10.

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