At the elbow of the Stourbridge Canal there are two bridges that enabled access to two canal boat basins that went into the heart of the Riverside site where the iron works once stood. These would have brought raw products such as coal and pig iron to be transformed into wrought or cast iron products and shipped back out for distribution. The bridge to the right is the older of the two
The cast iron bridge is described as being built by John Bradley & Co at Coalbrookdale. However, closer inspection reveals that this is not the original bridge but a replica, the original possibly being reconstituted for armaments in the World War II.
The bridges in the 1990’s with factory buildings still standing:
Image courtesy of Christopher Armfield