Title: Korean Bridges Series (2nd Issue)  
Stamp Serial#
2455 
KPC#
C-1904 
Scott#
2206c 
Date of Issue
09/23/2005 
Quantity
560,000 
Denomination
220 won 
Design
Tongyeong 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.

Tongyeong Bridge:
Tongyeong Bridge, which links Dang-dong and Misu-dong over Chungmu canal, was opened to public in 1998. Over the span of its 149-meter long arch, 196 lights were installed, which reflect a rugby ball shape of lights over the canal at night, in a feast of lights along with green lighting. Length: 591m Width: 20.7 m.