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Sp.502 Bridges of Taiwan Postage Stamps (I)

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Stamp SN D502
Stamp Name Sp.502 Bridges of Taiwan Postage Stamps (I)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Bridges
Issue date 2007-04-12
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 40 × 30 (mm)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Cardon Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Drawer Wang Ben
Designer Wang Ben
Creative Director
Sheet composition 20(5 × 4)
Print color Colorful
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper <br>
Perforation 11 1/2 × 12

Human civilizations have usually started around rivers, and bridges have continuously helped civilizations move to new realms. Today, bridges not only serve a transportation function but also spur economic and cultural development. There are different types of bridges for different geographic environments, and often bridges become fixtures in the local landscape and symbols of a locale. To introduce the beauty of Taiwan bridges, Taiwan Post is issuing a set of four stamps featuring bridges of northern Taiwan. The designs of the stamps follow:

(1) The Kanjin Bridge, Taoyuan (NT$5.00): Spanning the
Dahan River, around a kilometer upstream of

 the Wuling Bridge, this silver gray steel arch bridge has become a new landmark in Dasi, Taoyuan

 County. The Kanjin Bridge was completed in August, 2002. It has a total length of over 800

meters and a width of over 20 meters.
(2) The
Fusing Bridge, Luofu (NT$5.00): There are two bridges that connect Luofu village with

Siayunping. The lavender Fusing Bridge, completed in 1966, is an old suspension bridge with a

total length of some 150 meters and a width of some 4 meters. The retired Fusing Bridge was then

turned into a footbridge where pedestrians can take in a panoramic view of the beautiful

surroundings. It is now one of the great scenic overlooks of the North Cross-Island

(3) The
MacArthur Second Bridge, Taipei (NT$12.00): Finished in 1995, this basket handle Nielsen

Type steel arch bridge is the first of its kind in Taiwan, measuring 400 meters long and 18.7 meters

wide. Its "basket handle" and cables (stretched at 60-degree angle) give it a three-dimensional  

structural power and beauty.
(4) The
Dajhih Bridge, Taipei (NT$15.00): The Dajhih Bridge is the first cable-stayed bridge with a

single pylon in the shape of a fishing rod in the city. In January 2003, the main span was opened to

traffic. The bridge has a total length of 820. At night, when its red cables and pylon are illuminated,

it sets off the beautiful scenery of neighboring Keelung River Park.

(1) First Day Cover to be sold at NT$2.00 apiece.
(2) Folder especially prepared for the stamps to be sold at NT$5.00 apiece.
(3) Folder with crystal mount for better protection of the stamps to be sold at NT$5.00 apiece.
(4) Loose-leaf stamp album page with plastic cover to be sold at NT$8.00 apiece.
(5) Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with a low-valued stamp to be sold at NT$7.00 apiece. (6) Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with a complete set of stamps to be sold at NT$39.00 apiece.

To purchase relative stamps, the public can go directly to the post office, or order on line at http://stamp.post.gov.tw