Map D: The Ironbridge Gorge

Great Western Railway Viaduct

Summary

 

 

The Viaduct over Loamhole Brook and Upper Furnace Pool

The Viaduct over Loamhole Brook

and Upper Furnace Pool

The viaduct was built in the 1860s across the Upper Furnace Pool to take the railway line from Lightmoor to Buildwas.

 

The Upper Furnace Pool, fed by a stream running through Loamhole Dingle, was constructed in 1658. It would have driven a large waterwheel powering the blast furnace of the Coalbrookdale Ironworks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Locomotive crossing the Viaduct, Coalbrookdale 1962.

Locomotive crossing the Viaduct,

Coalbrookdale 1962.

 


 

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