Published on May 12th, 2015 | by admin
Celebrating many of the most iconic structures around the country, the recently released special stamps set of landmark bridges recognises the engineering genius of bridge building.
The landmark bridges featured on the stamps are: Tarr Steps; Row Bridge; Pulteney Bridge; Craigellachie Bridge; Pont Grog y Borth (Mensai Suspension Bridge); High Level Bridge; Royal Border Bridge; Tees Transporter Bridge; Humber Bridge and the Peace Bridge.
With so many bridges to choose from, it’s interesting to understand the criteria used to whittle down to just ten bridges which are featured in this presentation pack which is available here at the Post Office Shop. According to Royal Mail, each of the bridges showcased demonstrate ‘leaps in engineering’ by progressive architects and engineers.
Amongst the bridges featured is Pulteney Bridge in Bath which is one of the most admired buildings in this renowned spa city location.
Indeed Pulteney Bridge is recognised as amongst the classic picture postcard images of Bath which is very apt considering there is now a stamp depicting this iconic structure too! Straddling the River Avon, Pulteney Bridge was built in 1773 by Robert Adam and mirrors the Ponte Vecchio and Ponte di Rialto iconic bridges found in Italy.
Featuring Georgian architecture crafted from Bath Stone, Bath is the only place in the whole of the UK where visitors can bathe in naturally hot spa water and original roman style baths. Another iconic landmark of this North Somerset city in the South-west of England is the Royal Crescent which is a row of 30 terraced houses acknowledged to be amongst the greatest examples of Georgian architecture throughout the country.
Located in the Avon Valley, Bath has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is not surprising bearing in mind the array of impressive architecture to be found there.
Further recent good news for the city of Bath is that it has been named as one of the safest cities to visit in the world according to a recent survey in a poll carried out by Post Office Travel Insurance.
Along with York, Edinburgh and Brighton which also featured in the list of top ten safest destinations, Bath will no doubt be a popular city for visitors to explore this summer.