Humber Bridge features on stamp


Published: Thursday 5th March 2015 by The News Editor

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The next letter you send could include a picture of the Humber Bridge in the top right hand corner.

That’s because the famous landmark is one of 10 iconic bridges across the UK chosen to feature in the latest set of first class stamps.

The Royal Mail says the new series demonstrates significant leaps in engineering by progressive architects down the centuries, from humble stone crossings to symbolic structures and modern landmarks.

Thousands of tonnes of steel and concrete were used in the construction of the Humber Bridge. Building began in 1973 but it was not completed until 1981, when it was officially opened by the Queen.

It is the second newest bridge to feature on the stamps, behind the Peace Bridge in Northern Ireland, which was completed in 2011, and ahead of the Tees Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough, which opened in 1911.

All of the other bridges pre-date the 20th century. Tarr Steps in Exmoor National Park is the oldest, erected some point before the 17th century, followed by Row Bridge in the Lake District, completed during the 18th century.

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Published: Thursday 5th March 2015 by The News Editor

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