Title : Korean Bridge Series (1st Issue)
Stamp Serial#
2394
KPC#
C-1860 
StanGib#
2775 
Scott#
2155c 
Date of Issue
09/24/2004
Quantity
560,000 
Denomination
190 won 
Design
Jincheon Nongdari Bridge 
Original Painting
Chun, Ho  
Designer
Lee, Gi-seok 
Image Area
47mm x 27mm 
Perforation
13 (Combination of
round and diamond-shaped perforations) 
Sheet Composition
4 x 4 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, five colors 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
The Korea Post will issue the "Korean Bridge Series" during the next five years to introduce the beauty of Korean bridges. In the first stamps of the series, old bridges that give a hint of the wisdom and artistic sense of Korea's ancestors are introduced.

Jincheon Nongdari Bridge (Tangible Cultural Asset No. 28 of Chungcheongbuk-do Province):
Located at Segeumcheon Stream in Jincheon, Chungcheongbuk-do Province, the bridge is quite unique as it is constructed of small pebbles assembled as if they were the scales of a fish. Presumed to have been built in the late Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392), the original length of the bridge is estimated to have been more than 100 meters. Now, however, the bridge is 93 meters long and only 25 piles among the original 28 remain. With a width of more than 1 meter, the bridge remains intact until this day, having withstood the harsh summer monsoon seasons even though no lime or other adhesive building material was used in construction, indicating how advanced scientific methods of construction were at the time.