Title: Korean Bridges Series (2nd Issue)  
Stamp Serial#
2456 
KPC#
C-1905 
Scott#
2206d 
Date of Issue
09/23/2005 
Quantity
560,000 
Denomination
220 won 
Design
Banghwa 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.

Banghwa Bridge:
Banghwa Bridge, completed in 2000, was designed to be reminiscent of the landing and taking off of planes. This 27th bridge over the Han River links Banghwa-dong in Gangseo-gu, Seoul and Goyang City in Gyeonggi-do. The total length of the bridge is 2, 559 meters, which is the longest of the bridges over the Han River. With a width of 31.11m and 6 lanes in both directions, the bridge greatly improves the flow of traffic to and from the airport.