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  • Date Submitted: 04/30/2011 12:55 AM
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After deciding to take a summer holiday vacation to Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire/ England, I decided to do some research on that place so I can learn about it.

After a hard day’s work of researching, I found some interesting things about this place; The Ironbridge was built in 1779! It is the first iron bridge constructed in the world (That’s how it got its name!). This bridge stands upon the famous “Severn Gorge”. This cultural heritage site represents the many productive industries in England. One of the productive industries is mining raw materials like: coal, iron ore, limestone & clay, which are used for the manufacture of iron, tiles and porcelain. All those materials can be found within the gorge. I also found out that the river allows easy access to transporting (e.g. importing & exporting) since it leads into the Bristol Channel which then leads on into the sea.

Once out of the airport in England I called a taxi to Ironbridge Gorge, Quite a fair way from the airport. After a while I was getting a bit tired and fell asleep in the taxi while it was slowly eating up the distance to my destination. Once I woke up I found myself looking out the window at Ironbridge Gorge. I quickly paid the fare and walked onto the bridge. Feeling excited I peered over the edge. As I looked at the freighter ship going underneath the bridge, my head swam with dizziness as it was pretty far down. I looked slowly up and my eyes following the path of the river saw another freighter ship in the distance.

Bibliography:

http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Ironbridge_Gorge

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ironbridge_Gorge

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Parallel_Rivers _of_Yunnan_Protected_Areas

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