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IRON WILL

A buried cast iron road bridge designed by Victorian virtuoso Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1838 is to be dismantled and relocated to make way for the £62M Paddington Bridge project. The 10.7m crossing of the Grand Union Canal is believed to be the first time Brunel used cast iron for bridge construction. The Brunel bridge was forgotten after it was widened and encased between brick jack arches. Archaeological investigations on the bridge were launched by Westminster City Council ahead of the modified bridge's planned demolition.

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