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My favorite bridge goes across the Mississippi River, Scott 293. Too bad its not structurally sound...


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Here is an image of an airmail stamp depicting a bridge constructed with liana vines spanning the Cavally River in Lieupleu, designed and engraved by Pierre Gandon, and issued by Ivory Coast on December 4, 1965, Scott No. C30.

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Land bridges are created by wind and water erosion.



See how the perfs on the upper left corner have been eaten away?

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Here is an image of an airmail stamp depicting a slightly more conventional bridge: the Alexander III Bridge, and, in the background, the Petit Palais, Paris, designed and engraved by Pierre Gandon, and issued by France on June 13, 1949, Scott No. C28, Y&T No. PA28. Note the fine artistic touch of the swooping swallows, nicely balancing the stamp's design.

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A query regarding bridges:

How is the height of a Bridge measured?
to the surface of the road/railway/aqueduct?
or to the top of the support pillars?

The query was raised, during observations
on a supposedly highest bridge in Jammu Kashmir.

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BAYERN1kreuzer - Very nice! Would you please post close-ups of each PRC stamp, too?

The Pont Valentré is a fourteenth century six-span fortified stone arch bridge crossing the Lot River to the west of Cahors, France. Here is an image of a stamp depicting the bridge, designed and engraved by Charles Mazelin, and issued by France on October 15, 1955, Scott No. 777, Y&T No. 1039.

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I haven't seen these very popular Scottish bridges: the Forth Road Bridge and the Forth Railway Bridge (on the background of the first stamp), close to Edimburgh.



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BAYERN1kreuzer - Great images! Thanks for posting them. Also, the engraved Lu Ting bridge stamp is particularly dramatic and exciting.

Here is an image of a stamp with a subject that is by comparison quite mundane, but is nevertheless visually appealing: Mayombe Viaduct, designed by French-born Canadian graphic designer Gérard Mariscalchi, engraved by Jean Miermont, and issued by Congo on June 24, 1968, Scott No. 173.

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