Scots bridge among 10 revered on Royal Mail stamps

Royal Mail stamp depicting Craigellachie Bridge. Picture: PA
Royal Mail stamp depicting Craigellachie Bridge. Picture: PA
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CRAIGELLACHIE Bridge in Moray will be honoured alongside nine other dramatic UK bridges in a new set of stamps launched by Royal Mail.

Ten bridges feature in the collection of first-class stamps, while a special postmark will be issued today.

Alongside Craigellachie Bridge, the featured bridges are: Tarr Steps (Exmoor); Row Bridge (Lake District); Pulteney Bridge (Bath); Pont Grog y Borth/Menai Suspension Bridge; Robert Stephenson’s High Level Bridge (Newcastle/Gateshead); Royal Border Bridge (Berwick-upon-Tweed); Tees Transporter Bridge (Middlesbrough); Humber Bridge; and the Peace Bridge in Northern Ireland.

Located near Aberlour, the Craigellachie was constructed from 1812 to 1814 using Thomas Telford’s design and now holds Category A listed status from Historic Scotland.

The oldest is the Tarr Steps, which crosses the River Barle in Exmoor National Park and is believed to date from the 15th or 16th century, while the Peace Bridge, spanning the River Foyle in Northern Ireland, was completed in 2011.

Andrew Hammond, head of stamps and collectibles at Royal Mail, said: “The story of Britain’s engineering genius can be found in its bridges. These new stamps celebrate 10 beautiful and ground-breaking landmarks that span centuries of our history.”

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