The Royal Mail has issued 10 new stamps depicting milestones in UK bridge engineering
The stamps feature UK bridges conceived by progressive architects and engineers and constructed from a wide range of different materials, including gritstone, limestone, cast iron, wrought iron and steel.
Differing styles of bridge engineering are included, from clapper and stone arch to suspension and bowstring girder.
Andrew Hammond, head of stamps and collectibles at Royal Mail, said: “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.”
Royal Mail will also be using a special postmark across the country to mark the stamp set, and post vans in some of the locations the bridges are situated will feature an image of the relevant stamp.
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The bridges featured on the stamps are:
- Tarr Steps (Exmoor)
- Row Bridge (Lake District)
- Pulteney Bridge (Bath)
- Thomas Telford’s Craigellachie Bridge (Moray)
- Pont Grog y Borth / Menai Suspension Bridge (Anglesey)
- Robert Stephenson’s High Level Bridge (Newcastle/Gateshead)
- Royal Border Bridge (Berwick-upon-Tweed)
- Tees Transporter Bridge (Middlesbrough)
- Humber Bridge (Humberside)
- Peace Bridge (Derry / Londonderry)