Peace Bridge features on First Class stamps

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  • One of a number of UK bridges to feature
  • Opened in 2011
  • New stamps will feature new postmarks

The Peace Bridge features as a First Class stamp on newly launched Royal Mail stamps today (March 5).

Royal Mail vans working locally in and around Londonderry will also carry an image of the stamp.

The Bridges stamp issue is aimed at celebrating the leaps in engineering that have seen the UK’s bridges evolve from humble stone crossings to dramatic and symbolic landmarks.

First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said: “We welcome the announcement the Peace Bridge will feature on the latest collection of Royal Mail first class stamps. This stamp will celebrate and raise awareness of this iconic bridge which has not just physically connected two parts of the City but united our people.

“When the bridge was opened in 2011 we hoped it would be a catalyst for change. Now in 2015 the bridge symbolises a new chapter in our history and is viewed not just as a foot bridge but as a beacon of hope.

“The Peace Bridge belongs to everyone and through this initiative we can share it with the world.”

Andrew Hammond, Head of Stamps and Collectibles at Royal Mail, said: “The story of Britain’s engineering genius can be found in its bridges. These new stamps celebrate ten beautiful and ground-breaking landmarks that span centuries of our history.”

Royal Mail will also be issuing a special postmark on March 5 to mark the stamp set along with Royal Mail Vans in each bridge location carrying an image of the new stamp.

This stamp will celebrate and raise awareness of this iconic bridge which has not just physically connected two parts of the City but united our people.

First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness