We Built the World

Spanning the Globe

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A list of just some of the bridges built using Teesside steel. Designed by We Built the World.


Dorman Long was a key player in the British Empire construction trade along with another Teesside firm, Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Company. In the 1880s Dorman Long started making steel and over the following years bought several other firms and work sites around Teesside.

Their steel and the bridges that use them span the globe; from the iconic Tees Transporter just down the road, to the Sydney Harbour Bridge down under. Dorman Long bridges can be found crossing the Nile, connecting Danish islands and in far-flung places such as Hong Kong. The steel we produced locally didn’t just build the world, it bridged it too.

Production Specification

  • Part of the Unlimited Collection
  • Individually screen printed in Black ink on GF Smith Colorplan Pristine White (135gsm), in collaboration with The Northern School of Art
  • Print size is A1 (594mm x 841mm)
  • 100% recyclable and sustainable packaging
  • Includes certificate of authenticity
  • Individually signed and numbered

Please note that the numbered edition you receive is random and cannot be pre-selected.

Investing in the Future

Celebrating our heritage by investing in our future. Alongside our printing partnership with The Northern School of Artwe’re directly sharing profits to help the next generation of creatives realise their ambitions and reach their potential.

Postage and Delivery

Standard Shipping (UK and Intl.) is £3.99 for orders up to £100. Orders over £100 include free shipping.

Due to the custom paper stock and the hand-printed nature of the products, Shipping can take up to 10-14 days. You will receive confirmation of your order and updates on the delivery progress.

All products are shipped using 100% recyclable and sustainable packaging.