Title: Korean Bridges Series (2nd Issue)  
Stamp Serial#
2453 
KPC#
C-1902 
Scott#
2206a 
Date of Issue
09/23/2005 
Quantity
560,000 
Denomination
220 won 
Design
Hangang Bridge  
Designer
(Yi)Lee Gi-seog 
Image Area
47mm x 27mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4 x 4
Setentant 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure five Colors 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
The second part of the Korean Bridges series presents postage stamps with arch bridges, including Hangang Bridge, Expogyo (Bridge), Tongyeong Bridge, and Banghwa Bridge.

Built from as early as 4000B.C., arch bridges have architecturally ideal structures, as arches dissipate loads effectively. Not only that, arch bridges have long been popular for their beauty. Historic literature shows that Koreans also built arch bridges from the 8th century including Cheongungyo (Bridge) and Baegungyo (Bridge) at Bulguksa temple.

Hangang Bridge:
Hangang Bridge, also known as a "pedestrian bridge" as it was mostly used by people and carriages, was built in 1917 as a gateway from the center of Seoul to Noryangjin in the southern part of the city. As traffic increased, the bridge was reconstructed as an arch bridge in 1937. In 1982, an identical bridge was built next to it, constituting twin bridges. Length: 841m Width: 20m.