5 March 2015
- The stamps depict ten leaps in engineering that have seen the UK’s bridges evolve from humble stone crossings to iconic landmarks and construction triumphs
- Bridges featured on the stamps are: Tarr Steps; Row Bridge; Pulteney Bridge; Craigellachie Bridge; Pont Grog y Borth (Menai Suspension Bridge); High Level Bridge; Royal Border Bridge; Tees Transporter Bridge; Humber Bridge and the Peace Bridge
- Royal Mail will also be issuing a special postmark across the country on 5 March to mark the stamp set
- Royal Mail vans in the locations the bridges are situated will feature an image of the relevant stamp. They are: Exmoor; Lake District; Bath; Moray; Newcastle/Gateshead; Berwick-upon-Tweed; Middlesbrough; Humber and Derry / Londonderry
- The stamps are on sale now and available at www.royalmail.com/bridges, by phone on 03457 641 641 and in 8000 Post Offices across the UK
Royal Mail today announced it has launched a Bridges stamp issue to celebrate the leaps in engineering that have seen the UK’s bridges evolve from humble stone crossings to dramatic and symbolic landmarks. The stamp images feature British 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, and reference diverse styles of bridge engineering, from clapper and stone arch to suspension and bowstring girder.
Read more at royalmailgroup.com