Title: Korean Bridges Series (2nd Issue)  
Stamp Serial#
2454 
KPC#
C-1903 
Scott#
2206b 
Date of Issue
09/23/2005 
Quantity
560,000 
Denomination
220 won 
Design
Expo-gyo (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.

Expo-gyo (Bridge):
Expogyo (Bridge) was built in 1993 over Gapcheon stream stretching from Daejeon city center to Yuseong city in time for the successful hosting of the 1993 Daejeon International Expo. A red and a blue arch cross above the bridge, symbolizing the Great Absolute of Yin and Yang. Also, 100 cables were installed in the shape of a folding fan to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Korea's first participation in an International Exposition. Length: 330m Width: 18m