Title : Korean Bridge Series (1st Issue)
Stamp Serial#
2397
KPC#
C-1863 
StanGib#
2778 
Scott#
2155b 
Date of Issue
09/24/2004
Quantity
560,000 
Denomination
190 won 
Design
Jeongotgyo 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.

Jeongotgyo Bridge (Historical Asset No. 160):
Located at Seongdong-gu, Seoul is the Jeongotgyo Bridge (also known as the Salgojidari Bridge) which was a major transportation route linking Hanyang (the capital city of the Joseon Dynasty) and the southeastern region. The bridge, the biggest of its kind built during the early Joseon Dynasty, is made of 64 rock pillars. To reduce the resistance of the water, the rock pillars were cut into diamond shapes. Unfortunately, parts of the bridge were damaged due to torrential rains during the 1920s. The bridge was restored in the 1970s; however, its appearance does differ from that of the original.