Jackfield and Coalport Bridge
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member reelcutter
N 52° 37.209 W 002° 27.212
30U E 536994 N 5830156
Quick Description: Jackfield and Coalport memorial bridge spanning the river Severn.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/27/2011 5:07:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMAVBF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dejf75
Views: 6

Long Description:
This footbridge was erected in 1922 by public subsciption to commerate the sacrifice of the brave men of the local parishes who lost their lives in the Great war.

Opened on the 2nd September 1922 by Lady Forrester the bridge links Jackfield with Coalport.

Refurbished in 2000 the bridge was rededicated by Lord and Lady Forrester on the 15th July 2000.

There is also a British legion plaque on the bridge recording the names of the dead and missing from World war II.

This is a beautiful spot and does encourage you to stop and think of the sacrifices of our brave forebears.
Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
The Great war 1914-18 World war II 1939-45

In Honor Of: The dead and missing from both World wars

Marker Text:
The Great war 1914-1918 This bridge is free O tread it revently In memory of those who died for thee

Date of dedication: 2/9/1922

Who Put it Here?: Public subscription

Description of Memorial:
A footbridge crossing the river Severn between Jackfield and Coalport in the lovely Ironbridge gorge World heritage site.

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