Bridges

2015 (March 5 2015)
Commemorative

Designed by GBH
Size 35mm (h) x 37mm (v)
Printed by International Security Printers
Print Process Lithography
Perforations 14.5 x 14
Gum PVA

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Bridges 1st Stamp (2015) Tarr Steps

Tarr Steps

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The origins of Tarr Steps, which crosses the River Barle in Exmoor National Park, are not definitively known. It has long been suggested that the structure could be up to 3,000 years old, but recent research reveals it is most likely to date from the 15th or 16th century.


Bridges 1st Stamp (2015) Row Bridge

Row Bridge

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Believed to have been constructed in the mid 18th century, this packhorse bridge over Mosedale Beck at Wasdale Head in Cumbria is a fine example of a type of bridge common in Western Europe in the Middle Ages.


Bridges 1st Stamp (2015) Pulteney Bridge

Pulteney Bridge

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Designed by the esteemed Scottish architect Robert Adam, Pulteney Bridge in Bath is the UK’s finest example of an ‘inhabited’ bridge. Completed by 1774, it contains shops, originally with accommodation above, and was built to link the ancient centre of Bath with the proposed new Bathwick estate on the opposite bank of the River Avon.


Bridges 1st Stamp (2015) Craigellachie Bridge

Craigellachie Bridge

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Designed by Thomas Telford and completed in 1814, Craigellachie Bridge carries the roadway on a single 46-metre-long arched span over the River Spey in Moray, Scotland.


Bridges 1st Stamp (2015) Pont Y Grog Y Borth Menai Suspension Bridge

Pont Y Grog Y Borth Menai Suspension Bridge

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Completed in 1826 to Thomas Telford’s design, the Menai Suspension Bridge linking the island of Anglesey to the Welsh mainland remains one of the most breathtaking bridges ever built in Britain.


Bridges 1st Stamp (2015) High Level Bridge

High Level Bridge

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Linking Newcastle-upon-Tyne with Gateshead, the High Level Bridge is one of the most innovative and visually powerful bridges created during Britain’s Railway Age.


Bridges 1st Stamp (2015) Royal Border Bridge

Royal Border Bridge

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Crossing the River Tweed between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Tweedmouth, the Royal Border Bridge was constructed between 1847 and 1850 to the design of Robert Stephenson and was a key component in Britain’s expanding railway system, linking London to Edinburgh.


Bridges 1st Stamp (2015) Tees Transporter Bridge

Tees Transporter Bridge

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Completed in 1911, the Tees Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough is a most novel and visually arresting piece of engineering. Vast in scale and utilitarian in appearance, its stripped-back, lattice-steel structure incorporates a pair of cantilevered trusses that span 259 metres – with a clearance above water of almost 49 metres – that are used to carry a ‘gondola’ across the river.


Bridges 1st Stamp (2015) Humber Bridge

Humber Bridge

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More than a century after the notion of a bridge or tunnel crossing the Humber estuary had first been debated, the eventual completion of the Humber Bridge in 1981 redefined the boundaries for suspension-bridge technology.


Bridges 1st Stamp (2015) Peace Bridge

Peace Bridge

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Spanning the River Foyle in Derry/Londonderry in Northern Ireland, the Peace Bridge functions not only as an urban route, but also as a work of art. Its ingenuity is expressed through delicacy and elegance.


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