Crowdfunding campaign launched to help fund repair work to Shropshire’s Iron Bridge; Sky News

UK – Ironbridge Gorge

English Heritage is hoping to raise £25,000 towards a £3.6m project for vital repair work on Shropshire’s Iron Bridge.

The charity that looks after the world’s first iron bridge has started a crowd-funding campaign to raise funds to help conserve it.

English Heritage is hoping to raise £25,000 towards a £3.6m project for vital repair work on Shropshire’s Iron Bridge, which surveys have shown is at risk of cracking.

Following a one million euro (£880,000) donation from a German foundation, that is the amount left that is needed, the charity says.

Kate Mavor, English Heritage’s chief executive, said: “The Iron Bridge is one of the most important – if not the most important – bridges ever built.

“It sits in the cradle of the Industrial Revolution and is open to everyone to visit, for free, every day of the year.”

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