The Iron Bridge

The Iron Bridge

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In Shropshire, England, 1773, important men are planning the world's first iron bridge, to be built across the Severn River at Coalbrookdale.John Wilkinson, armsmaker, wants the bridge: let it serve as a symbol and advertisement for iron. Abraham Darby III, owner of the largest iron-works in England and a Quaker, wants the bridge: let it further his family name. Thomas Farnolls Pritchard, architect, wants the bridge: let it be the capstone of his career.Maggie Foster, too, wants the bridge built - but built wrong this time. If she can get Darby to use a different design, the bridge will topple in the next earthquake. Iron will be discredited, the Industrial Revolution postponed. Then history may take a path better than the one that has made a ruin of the world she comes from.Maggie was sent by Ecosophia, a desperate commune in the United States, in the Southwest, in the year 2043.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 162.56 x 231.14 x 40.64mm | 771.1g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0151002592
  • 9780151002597

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