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Posted 12/07/2013   12:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add primoz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Five Slovenian bridges II. - 2013



Old Bridge over the Drava in Maribor. Bridge was built between 1906 and 1912 as a replacement for an even older flat wooden bridge. At the time of its construction, it was one of the largest and stateliest bridges in the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. The entire bridge consists of an elegant, triple arch steel construction fastened to an arched stone abutment construction on the banks. The bridge was destroyed during World War II and later renovated in a somewhat different form.



Kandija Bridge over the Krka in Novo Mesto. The steel brige was build in 1898. It is designed in the form of an advanced truss element. A broad roadway was built on top of the box-like load bearing element, a unique feature among older municipal bridges in Slovenia.



The Rail Bridges at Zidani Most. Between 1824 and 1826, the five arch stone road bridge that still stands today was built on the initiative of Archduke John of Austria. In the framework of the construction of the Austria Southern Railway from Vienna to Trieste.
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Posted 12/10/2013   2:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
he first Chirundu Bridge is the Otto Beit Bridge, a suspension bridge built in 1938-9 by the Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company across the Zambezi River between the small town of Chirundu, Zambia and the village of Chirundu, Zimbabwe. Here is an image of a stamp depicting the first Chirundu Bridge, engraved and printed by Thomas De La Rue & Co., Ltd., and issued for use in Rhodesia and Nyasaland on August 12, 1959, Scott No. 167. Note: A second Chirundu Bridge was built by the Kajima Corporation in 2000–2002.

- nethryk

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Romania
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Posted 12/19/2013   10:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add March to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Some comments on this
http://www.stampcommunity.org/topic...age=5#129105 rod222 post :


The Danube and Black Sea Railway (DBSR). The Local Post of Kustendje and Czernawoda

The local post came into being in 1867 and this stamp of 20 Paras denomination was issued by the DBSR to frank the letters carried on DBSR railway between Czernawoda river port ( today Cernavoda)and Kustendje ( today Constanta ,a Black Sea port ).

Here is a DBSR stamp from my collection ( same with the two stamps posted by rod222 ) :


And as you can see there is NO bridge on this stamp !

The stamp design shows a rough drawing of a harbour , surrounded by a mountain range , with a railway line and train running close to the sea-shore , while the sky contains the star and crescent of Turkey. The view is supposed to represent the harbour of Kustendje.
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Russian Federation
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Posted 12/19/2013   2:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Alexey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
of course! Cernavoda Bridge was built in 1895, and the stamps were issued in 1867
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Posted 12/19/2013   3:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add primoz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cernavoda Bridge and Anghel Saligny



Cernavoda bridge:
- former name: King Carol I bridge
- type of bridge: cantilever
- built: 1890-95
- material: steel
- total lenght: 1662 m
- main span: 190 m

....

Anghel Saligny (1854-1925) was a Romanian engineer, most famous for designing the Feteşti-Cernavodă railway bridge over the Danube, the longest bridge in Europe at that time. He also designed the storage facilities in Constanţa seaport, one of the earliest examples of reinforced concrete architecture in Europe.


all posts about Cernavoda bridge and Anghel Saligny on this thread:
http://www.stampcommunity.org/topic...ge=12#299639
http://www.stampcommunity.org/topic...ge=12#299718
http://www.stampcommunity.org/topic...ge=12#299825
http://www.stampcommunity.org/topic...ge=12#299837
http://www.stampcommunity.org/topic...ge=12#300599
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Romania
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Posted 12/19/2013   4:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add March to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Romania - Centenary of Cernavoda Bridge ( 1895-1995)




Pictorial postmark (with the bridge ) : CENTENARUL PODULUI FEROVIAR CAROL I - 8525 CERNAVODA 26.09.1995

( free translation : " The Centenary of Railway Bridge " CAROL I " .....)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anghel_Saligny_Bridge
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Edited by March - 12/19/2013 4:23 pm
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Posted 12/20/2013   02:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Alexey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


free postage stamp in honor of the occurrence of Silistra to Romania. This is the first stamp with the image of the bridge
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Posted 12/21/2013   08:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add primoz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cernavoda Bridge and Anghel Saligny
......

Some more "material" of Anghel Saligny and The Cernavoda Bridge.
It seems that the bridge and the engineer are very famous and popular in Romania.
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Edited by primoz - 12/21/2013 08:17 am
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Posted 12/21/2013   11:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Alexey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are all stamps of Romania with Cernavoda bridge in chronological order



here the olive branch based on portal of the bridge











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Posted 12/28/2013   3:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add primoz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Glienicker Bridge - The bridge of spies



location: Potsdam-Berlin, Germany
type: truss bridge
built: 1907

The Glienicke bridge is a bridge in Berlin which spans the Havel River to connect the cities of Berlin and Potsdam. The Soviet Union and the United States used it three times to exchange captured spies during the Cold War, so, the Bridge was referred to as the Bridge of Spies by the media.
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Posted 12/29/2013   08:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add March to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cernavoda Bridge " 100 Years Anniversary " , and his builder Anghel Saligny on Postal Stationery and Post Cards :



Postal Stationery Code 74,75 / 95

Pictorial Postmarks :
- first : CENTENARUL PODULUI FEROVIAR CAROL I * 8525 CERNAVODA 20.09.1995
- second : EXPOZITIA FILATELICA * CENTENARUL PODULUI DE LA CERNAVODA * 14 SEPT. 1995 8625-CERNAVODA





Post Card Code 116/95

Pictorial Postmark : ( same as the first mentioned above )
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Posted 12/30/2013   2:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add primoz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Solkan bridge over Soča river, Slovenia




location: Solkan over river Soča, Slovenia
name: Solkan Bridge
type of bridge: arch
built: 1905
material: stone
main span: 85 m
total lenght: 220 m



The Solkan bridge (the first bridge on left stamp) is the bridge with the largest stone arch of railways in the World.



Error on Romanian postmark: the bridge lies in Slovenia not in Italy (but near Italy - 1 km)
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Posted 01/06/2014   08:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add primoz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Two famous bridges from Venice




..........................................................................................Ippolito Caffi (Italian painter, 1809-1866): Ponte de Rialto

name: Rialto bridge
builder: Antonio de Ponte (1512-1597)
type: arch
build: 1588 - 91
material: stone
span: 27 m



name: Bridge of Sighs
type: arch
built: 1600
material: stone
span: 11 m
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Posted 01/06/2014   09:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Giovanni da Verrazzano (also spelled with only one "z," 1485-1528) was a Florentine explorer of North America. The Verrazano–Narrows Bridge is a double-decked suspension bridge that connects the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn in New York City. Here is an image of an airmail stamp depicting both the explorer and the bridge, designed by Italian artist Renato Mura, printed by photogravure, and issued by Italy on November 21, 1964 as one of a set of two similar stamps commemorating the bridge's opening day, Scott No. C138. Note: At the time of its completion, the Verrazano–Narrows Bridge, with a central span of 4,260 feet (1,298 m), was the longest suspension bridge in the world.

- nethryk





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Posted 01/06/2014   1:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add primoz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Dragon bridge, Ljubljana, Slovenia



original name: Jubilee Bridge of the Emperor Franc Jozef I
name: Dragon Bridge
type: arch
build: 1901
material: concrete
span: 33,34 m

The Dragon Bridge, originally named Jubilee Bridge (Jubilejni most), is one of Ljubljana's most typical examples of Art Nouveau architecture. It is Slovenia's first bridge paved with asphalt, Ljubljana's first reinforced concrete bridge and one of the earliest reinforced concrete bridges in Europe. The Dalmatian architect Jurij Zaninović designed the Bridge's decorative concrete covering, balustrades and sheet-copper dragon statues, which became a symbol of Ljubljana.

See also the post of Alexey in thread Dragons of the world: http://www.stampcommunity.org/topic...ge=16#301466
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