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UK's landmark bridges depicted in stamps special collection

Written by  TheStructuralEngineer.info
Six of the ten featured bridges Six of the ten featured bridges BBC

UK's Royal Mail has just issued a set of first class stamps depicting the 10 most historical bridges across the country. According to Royal Mail, the series "demonstrates leaps in engineering" performed by progressive architects and engineers. 

Bridges featured in this special collection range from simple stone crossings dating from the pre-1600s to contemporary engineering marvels. The collection of ten bridges includes Tarr steps, crossing River Barle in Exmoor National Park to the recently completed Peace Bridge in River Foyle in Northern Ireland.

"The story of Britain's engineering genius can be found in its bridges. "These new stamps celebrate 10 beautiful and ground-breaking landmarks that span centuries of our history.", stated Andrew Hammond, head of Royal Mail's stamps and collectibles department.

The ten featured bridges are presented below: 

  • Tarr Steps (pre-1600s) - Exmoor
  • Row Bridge (1700s) - Lake District
  • Pulteney Bridge (1774) - Bath
  • Thomas Telford's Craigellachie Bridge (1814) - Moray
  • Pont Grog y Borth/Menai Suspension Bridge (1826)
  • Robert Stephenson's High Level Bridge (1849) - Newcastle/Gateshead
  • Royal Border Bridge (1850) - Berwick-upon-Tweed
  • Tees Transporter Bridge (1911) - Middlesbrough
  • Humber Bridge (1981)
  • Peace Bridge (2011) - Northern Ireland

 

Source: BBC

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