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Croome Park

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The shorter of the two iron bridges
Longer bridge
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1794 keystone in ornamental bridge, produced in Coade Stone

Croome Court and Park, near High Green, Worcester

National Trust webpage for Croome

The park has two elegant wrought iron footbridges dating from c.1800. The designer's great economy in the use of wrought iron in relation to the length of the span is worthy of praise. The bridges have two arch ribs and numerous transverse ribs. Each arch rib is assembled from a flat plate with a square section bar riveted along the upper and lower edges, forming a sort of channel ( [ ) section. The railings have a lattice structure which doubtless confers a great deal of rigidity to the bridges.

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