The cast-iron Cantlop bridge, built in 1813, was part of an expanding network of bridges built to improve communication and trade in Shropshire.
It was possibly designed and certainly approved by the great engineer Thomas Telford, who was instrumental in shaping industrial Shropshire and the West Midlands.
Read more about the history of the bridge.
Plan a Great Day Out
There is a small picnic area next to Cantlop Bridge, so bring a sandwich and enjoy the riverside location.
Also nearby is Wroxeter Roman City. Explore the remains of the vast bathhouse, go inside a reconstructed Roman town house and take the audio tour to discover what life was like in a Roman city.
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