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Bridges of Malaysia Stamps

Date of Issue : 28-Feb-2008

Stamps Classification : Malaysia Architecture Stamp; Malaysia Bridge Stamp

Malaysia Historical bridges will be the theme of Pos Malaysia's first batch of special collector stamps this year, to be issued on Thursday at all Post Malaysia offices nationwide.

Bridges are an important element in establishing communication links between towns and cities that are separated by difficult terrains or rivers. The role of bridges has been important in the economic and social development of Malaysia enabling transportation links in moving people and goods.

This series showcase these innovative bridges. This collection of historical structures that have played a major role in the growth of industries like tin mining, rubber and the overall economy of the nation are given due recognition.

Four historical bridges in Malaysia are featured in the stamp designs. The stamps, 50mm X 30mm in size is printed in sheets of 20 on SPM watermark, phosphor coated paper and are available in 30sen, 2 designs for 50sen and RM1.00 denomination.

Malaysia Bridges 30sen Merdeka Bridge StampMerdeka Bridge, Butterworth – Kedah Stamp

Denomination : 30sen

Stamp Size : 50mm x 30mm

The Merdeka Bridge, built in 1955, was officially launched in 1957, the year Malaya achieved independence. Spanning the Sungai Muda, the longest river in Kedah, the bridge serves as a major link for transportation of goods and people. The river also marks the border between Penang and Kedah. Sungai Muda also provides water for consumption and irrigation of rice fields to Penang’s province of Seberang Perai. This concrete truss girder bridge was designed and built by the Malaysian Public Works Department.



Malaysia Bridges 50sen Victoria Bridge StampVictoria Bridge in Karai, Perak Stamp

Denomination : 50sen

Stamp Size : 50mm x 30mm

The oldest railway bridge in Malaya is the Victoria Bridge in Karai, Perak. Built in 1897 by the Perak State Railway, it was the most advanced bridge in terms of its engineering in the Far East at that time. This bridge provided a communication link for the growth of the tin mining industry and the development of the mining towns in the Malayan Peninsular. With the opening of this bridge, the whole of the west coast from Perai to Johor Bahru was linked by rail.



Malaysia Bridges 50sen Kota Bridge StampKota Bridge, Klang, Selangor Stamp

Denomination : 50sen

Stamp Size : 50mm x 30mm

The city of Klang is divided by the Klang River and was linked by the Brickfield Bridge built in 1907. It was destroyed in 1941 during World War II, resulting in great difficulty in transportation and communication, especially for goods transported from Klang Port to other cities. In 1958 a double decker bridge was constructed, the first such bridge in Malaya, with a pedestrian walkway at the lower half. This double decker truss girder bridge was named the Kota Bridge (Jambatan Kota).



Malaysia Bridges RM1 Sungai Segamat Bridge StampSungai Segamat Bridge, Johor Stamp

Denomination : RM1

Stamp Size : 50mm x 30mm

This bridge was build in 1933, to provide means of transportation to the Segamat district as an initiative by the government to develop the district for its agricultural activities and to boost its economy. The Sungai Segamat Bridge is a Steel Pratt Girder Bridge type with the length of 99.43 metres. It provides railway crossing over the Segamat River.



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2 comments:

  Bradpetehoops

February 17, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Very nice!

  katty

August 2, 2010 at 7:18 AM

This blog is amazing!!!I love to drive by a bridge, actually there are bridge beautiful for their structure or their size. simply love it. I´ll approach
costa rica investment opportunities in this country there are land that need big bridges.