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Well, I have a few sets of bridge in my collection include Australia Harbour Bridge, Penang Bride, Bridges in UK, Bridge in China, Laudau Bridge in HK etc, I will continue to post here when I am free.

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Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia


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Once the third longer bridge in the world before, the Penang Bridge, Malaysia, currently under expansion from 4 traffic links to 6 links.


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Old Classic Westminster Bridge on River Thames, Excellent, I am also looking for Tower Bridge and London Bridge on River Thames...

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Taizhong Wujih Bridge (central Taiwan) maxicard.


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Miaoli Xindung Bridge (central Taiwan) maxicard.


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Here is Margo braving the longest Suspension Bridge in the Southern Hemisphere yesterday ..... a tad annoyed I was rocking it wildly - just out of the old gold mining town of Reefton. With a wild rapids river below.
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Global Administrator - Next time get Margo to pose balancing a basket on her head! :lol:

Here is an image of an airmail stamp depicting a footbridge 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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A truly iconic stamp issued by France in 1930 and engraved by Henri Cheffer: 'Le Pont du Gard':



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Zamora Roman Bridge is a 14th century bridge featuring 16 pointed arches over the Duero River in the city of Zamora, Castile and León, Spain. Here is an image of a stamp depicting the bridge and a view of Zamora, engraved by José Manuel Mata Martín, and issued by Spain in 1965, Scott No. 1283, Edifil No. 1646.

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Wouri River Bridge, designed and engraved by René Cottet, and issued for use in Cameroun on June 4, 1956, Scott No. 327, SG No. 267.

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Here is an image pf a stamp depicting a section of the old Ferrocarriles Nacionales de El Salvador (FENADESAL) railroad ridge over the Lempa River, in San Marcos, printed by photogravure (Waterlow & Sons, Ltd.), and issued by El Salvador in 1924, Scott No. 499, SG No. 754.

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Luding Bridge spans the Dadu River in Luding County, Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan, China, located about 80 kilometers west of the city of Ya'an. The chain suspension bridge was built in 1701 during the Qing Dynasty and is considered a historical landmark. In 1935, during the Long March, soldiers of the Fourth Regiment of the Chinese Workers and Peasants' Army secured the bridge as a river crossing vital to the Red Army. Here is an image of an engraved stamp depicting the Red Army soldiers storming Luding Bridge, issued by China (People's Republic) on December 30, 1955 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of this event, Scott No. 271.

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The Alcántara Bridge (also known as Puente Trajan at Alcántara) is a Roman stone arch bridge built over the Tagus River at Alcántara, Spain between 104 and 106 CE by an order of the Roman Emperor Trajan in 98. It bears the Latin inscription Pontem perpetui mansurum in saecula (I have built a bridge which will last forever) on the archway over the central pier. Designed by Roman architect Caius Julius Lacer, the bridge is 636 ft (194 m) long and it consists of six arches resting on pillars. Here is an image of an engraved stamp depicting the Alcántara Bridge issued by Spain on June 25, 1974, Scott No. 1812, plus a photo of the bridge.

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Bridges in Bangkok

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A nice R/F engraved stamp from mayumbe. :)
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nethryk wrote:Global Administrator - Next time get Margo to pose balancing a basket on her head! :lol:

Here is an image of an airmail stamp depicting a footbridge 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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I know this bridge. Easter 1973. I refused the 100 CFA to cross. Spent Easter with the chief...goat and cheap red wine. Crossed free the next day. Pont de lianes. Close to sacred fish and monkeys. Those were the days...the deep twilight of people and herds in this area. Flee, my friend, into your solitude and to where the raw rough breeze blows...

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ImageAustralia 1932 (14 march) opening of the sydney harbour bridge. :)
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I like this stamp,magar post 1973. :)
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The Marthanda Varma Bridge in Kerala, India

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shown on Travancore, SG O104b

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kwesi - Great story! Thanks for sharing.

Here is an image of an engraved stamp depicting the single-arch Cambados Bridge at the Palacio de Fefiñáns in Pontevedra, Galicia, issued by Spain in 1965 to promote tourism, Scott No. 1288, plus a photo of the bridge.

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nethryk wrote:The Alcántara Bridge (also known as Puente Trajan at Alcántara) is a Roman stone arch bridge built over the Tagus River at Alcántara, Spain
There is also an Alcántara Bridge in Toledo. Also build by the Romans over the Tagus River.
A set of stamps was issued in 1931 with two of them showing this bridge.

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Here is a nice minisheet I received from a Danish member here. The one on the left is the Queen Alexandrine bridge spanning 746 metres and the right one is the Faro Bridges.

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The Pont Neuf is, despite its name, the oldest standing bridge across the river Seine in Paris, France. It is a stone arch bridge, completed in 1607. The bastions give the Pont Neuf a fortified appearance. Here is an image of a stamp depicting the Pont Neuf and the Île de la Cité, designed and engraved by Albert Decaris, and issued by France on May 27, 1978 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the beginning of the construction of the bridge, Scott No. 1599, Y&T No. 1997, plus a contemporary photo of the bridge from a similar angle. Note: This stamp was awarded the 1978 Grand Prix de l'Art Philatélique.

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This is a nice stamp from kenya.Jinja bridge by the Ripon falls. :)
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Beautiful stamps, one not far of my house.

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Great topic.
The Spanish seem to love their bridges; here's another one -

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and one from China -

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and finally a couple from closer to home (for me at least) -

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A Bridge in Lebanon

I added this stamp to my collection because the shape of the bridge knocked me out. You wouldn't want to go over it at speed.
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A nice stamp from Senegal(1935). :)
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Victoria Falls Bridge, designed by I. Mount, engraved and printed by Waterlow & Sons Ltd., and issued for use in Southern Rhodesia on June 3, 1940 as one of a set of eight stamps commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of Southern Rhodesia by Cecil John Rhodes, Scott No. 61.

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Hi everyone,

Here's a few I've found so far :D

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Crossed many a bridge like this while trekking in the Andes

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Liana suspension bridge, designed by French illustrator Jean Kerhor (aka André Dupuis Kerhor, 1876-1974), engraved by G. Daussy, printed by typography, and issued for use in Cameroun on May 1, 1925, Scott No. 207.

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Here are images of the two stamps (the second one is airmail) in a set depicting the Bridge of the Americas (Thatcher Ferry Bridge) while under construction, and also as completed, printed by lithography, and issued by Panama on October 12, 1962 to commemorate the opening of the bridge, Scott Nos. 442 & C273.

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Below a newly issued stamp of Germany:

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This bridge connects the island of Fehmarn with the continent.
Not an attractive stamp, I think. But Germany seems to have lost part of its good taste.

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I've posted this once on another thread but you can't get enough of a good thing :D

Japan SG1333 from 1973 commemorating the opening of Kan-Mon Suspension Bridge. It is the 34th largest suspension bridge in the world with a central span of 712 metres.

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On May 24th 2013 Post of Slovenia issued a set of 5 stamps depicting bridges.

And before we take a look at each individual stamp here is some text about bridges.
(it is a scan from Post of Slovenia Bulletin)
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(I scan this text from Post of Slovenia Bulletin.
This text came on two pages there is why last few sentences are in bigger font.)

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