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Posted 04/29/2008   7:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add gussyboy1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
PLEASE SHOW YOUR INTERESTING BRIDGE STAMPS!
I noticed a lot of bridge stamps from Germany.
Thanks!
Gussyboy1


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Posted 06/11/2008   09:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Triggersmob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Check out this site, for pictures of Sydney Harbour Bridge, also known as the coat hangar.

http://www.paperheritage.co.uk/arti.../sydney.html

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Posted 06/11/2008   09:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gussyboy1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, Triggersmob! Great stamp and great website!
GOT ANY MORE BRIDGE STAMPS???? WOULD LOVE TO SEE MORE!

Gussyboy1
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Posted 11/12/2010   9:45 pm  Show Profile Check BeeSee's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I just got this Canada Picture Postage beautiful covered bridge on eBay. I have Googled, but cannot find where it is located. I am quite sure it is in Quebec or the Maritimes. I thought the rock in front would make it easy to find, but not so. Anyone have any ideas?



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Posted 11/12/2010   9:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Whenever I see one of those covered bridges it reminds me of the headless horseman of Sleepy Hollows.
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Posted 11/12/2010   9:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I kinda expect to see Robert Redford Clint Eastwood or Meryl Streep BeeSee.


Mangere Bridge (from Onehunga) (New Zealand)



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Edited by rod222 - 11/12/2010 10:12 pm
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Posted 11/12/2010   10:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Russ to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Pan-American 1901 Bridge at Niagara Falls
Scott 297
Issued May 1, 1901
Quantity issued 7,201,300
Issued to promote the Pan-American Expo Buffalo, NY
It was at this expo that then president William McKinley was assassinated.

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Posted 11/12/2010   10:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add peterethio to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bridge overprint

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Posted 11/12/2010   11:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add XNBer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hey BeeSee-

I also thought it might be a Maritime bridge, in particular the Point Wolfe Bridge in Fundy National Park.

But, the only pictures of it I could find were from a different angle than on your stamp;and, I couldn't match it. Besides, your photo shows a brige which has two spans, and the Point Wolfe bridge is a single-span.

It may also be one from Quebec or Ontario.

Or, since painting covered bridges red is not the norm for NB, and because some US covered bridges are painted red, it might be an American bridge.

My former home province of NB has more than 60 covered bridges, including the longest in the world at Hartland.

The Point Wolfe bridge is one of the newest, because it is a replacement for one destroyed by accident about 20 years ago.

New Brunswick was considered as a possible location for shooting "The Bridges Of Madison County", but Iowa won out.

I visited the Rosemond Bridge, near Winterset, Madison County, IA, in 1995, and saw it in all its movie glory.

At the time, the inside of it was covered in graffiti and I was told it had to be re-painted quite often to cover up the writings. Sadly, the structure fell victim to an arsonist some years after it gained so much fame.

I could go on.......but.....

I must dash off again to another of my self-help group for bores (Al and on, and on, and on, and on) meetings.






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Posted 11/13/2010   12:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Scouter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a pair from Switzerland!



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Posted 11/13/2010   07:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DCottrell to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is one of the most famous, on FDC.

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Posted 11/13/2010   07:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Plauen : The damaged Bridge (or viaduct )
Is a viaduct a bridge?
(with dicky cancel)



The Bridge / Viaduct in it's undamaged state.

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Posted 11/13/2010   09:22 am  Show Profile Check BeeSee's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the info XNber. Yes, it could be an American bridge. On Google, I did see many eastern Canada covered bridges painted red. The seller of the stamp (from Quebec) did not know the location - but I will find it!
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Posted 11/13/2010   09:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Marius to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A beautiful set from 2002 (I think) - bridges of London



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Posted 11/13/2010   11:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sylvain.m to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Bee See. I looked on the Quebec Transport Web site. http://www.mtq.gouv.qc.ca/portal/pa...visite_ponts.

Your bridge is not one of them. Something got my attention. On your picture there is no sign on the bridge for the Height. All bridges in Quebec has it.

It can be a a private bridge or an old picture.
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Posted 11/13/2010   11:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sylvain.m to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I like this one issued for the inauguration of the Confederation bridge in 1997. It connects Canadian province of Prince-Edward Island to mainland.




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