Iron Structures

WHS made significantly of "Cast" or "Wrought" Iron.

Connected Sites

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Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz Iron Bridge in Wörlitz (1791) is made of cast iron and is a smaller copy of the Iron Bridge (UK). It is the oldest construction of cast iron on the European mainland.
Ironbridge Gorge Cast Iron
Kew Gardens Kew Palm House - wrought iron frame
Lyon Tour métallique de Fourvière
Paris, Banks of the Seine Eiffel Tower - Wrought Iron
Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro The Atocha railway station, the crystal palace and the palacio de fomento showcase notable examples of iron architecture.
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal "The trough was made from flanged plates of cast iron, bolted together"
Singapore Botanic Gardens Victorian Cast Iron Gazebo and gates, two of the landmarks of SGB
Statue of Liberty The interior frame (covered by copper sheets) was originally made of "Puddled Iron" (a type of "Wrought Iron") but this was found in the 1980s to have corroded where it touched the copper ("Galvanic corrosion") and the majority was replaced by steel during the restoration of 1984/6
Vizcaya Bridge


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