Saturday, March 21, 2015

Bridges – Royal Mail First Day Cover

The newest Royal Mail First Day Cover is dedicated to Bridges. Throughout history, bridges have made connections and improved communications, and also added character and a sense of geographical distinction. While many bridges are an expression of functional beauty, some outstanding examples were born of a leap of faith and imagination, created from new materials and pioneering methods of construction. Indeed, some of the most innovative structures crossing streams, rivers, valleys and roads have been built in the UK.

The bridges depicted in this new collection are all from the United Kingdom. They are Tarr Steps (Emoor National park, Somerset), Row Bridge (National District, National Park, Cumbria), Pulteney Bridge (Bath, Somerset), Craigellachie Bridge (Craigellachie, Moray, Scotland), Menai Suspension Bridge (Anglesey – Porthaethwy, Menai Bridge, North Wales), High Level Bridge (Newcastle-upon-Tyne – Gateshead, Tyne and Wear), Royal Border Bridge (Tweedmouth – Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland), Tees Transporter Bridge (Middlesbrough, East Yorkshire), Humber Bridge (Hessle, East Yorkshire – Barton-upon-Humber, Lincs), Peace bridge (Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland).   

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