Title : Korean Bridge Series (1st Issue)
Stamp Serial#
2395
KPC#
C-1861 
StanGib#
2776 
Scott#
2155d 
Date of Issue
09/24/2004
Quantity
560,000 
Denomination
190 won 
Design
Seungseongyo 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.

Seungseongyo Bridge (Treasury No. 400):
Situated at Seonamsa Buddhist Temple in Suncheon, Jeollanam-do Province, the Seungseongyo Bridge is a granite structure built in the shape of an arch. Constructed during the Joseon Dynasty (1392 - 1910), the foundation of the bridge is made of natural rocks, and the construction is sophisticated enough to withstand powerful floods. When constructing the bridge, long carved rocks were connected with each other to create a rainbow-shape arch, which forms a complete half circle. And at the center of the bridge, a rock is carved in the shape of a dragon's head that protrudes to the below, creating an ornamental effect and adding beauty to the bridge.