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Special 217 Kaohsiung Cross–Harbor Tunnel Postage Stamp (1985)

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Stamp SN D217
Stamp Name Special 217 Kaohsiung Cross–Harbor Tunnel Postage Stamp (1985)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Highway, Construction
Issue date 1985-05-18
Suspersion date 1985-11-18
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 30x40
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C.
Designer Lee Kuang-chi
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×10
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Locally-made mat finished,
watermarked stamp paper
with gum
Perforation 13 1/2
   Construction of the Kaohsiung Cross-harbor Tunnel, the first submarine tunnel in the Republic of China, began in May 1981. It started from Chien-chen Fishery Harbor, across the fairway of the Port of Kaohsiung, to Chi-chin Island south of Kaohsiung. The project includes 1,550 M. of main tunnel and approaches. The main tunnel is designed and constructed as a dual two-lane tunnel, which includes six unit-tubes, each 120 M. long. After three years' construction, the Tunnel, with a total cost of some four thousand million NT Dollars, was opened to the public on May 18, 1984.