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Plea for old photographs of traffic on Ironbridge

Ironbridge was closed to motorised traffic in 1934

An appeal has been made in a bid to fill in a missing page in the history of Shropshire's most iconic landmark.

Curators at Ironbridge museums want to track down photographs of motorised vehicles on the gorge's famous bridge.

Cars and lorries used to travel over the 1779 wrought iron structure but it was closed to traffic in 1934 for fear of damage.

The bridge and Ironbridge gorge were awarded World Heritage Site status in 1986.

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