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Iceland: Bridges

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Three important Icelandic transportation structures celebrate their 100th anniversary in 2005. These are the suspension bridges over Lagarfljot and Jokulsa in Oxarfjordur and the bridge over Sogid in Grimsnes. Thus, 1905 was a year of great accomplishments in transportation. According to the State Engineer the bridge over Lagarfljot was about 300 m long, the Jokulsar-bridge was just over 100 m and the Sogs-bridge, a suspension bridge made of iron, was 37 m. All the material in the Lagarfljotsbridge was hauled overland from Reydarfjordur to Egilsstadir. This was a major feat because of the huge bulks of timber and iron beams that had to be tranported over hills and wasteland.

Day of issue : 26-05-2005
Printing process : Offset 5 colours
Number in Sheet : 10
Printer : Cartor
Size : 42.58 x 25.6 mm
Designer : Hlynur Olafsson/Sigfus Eymundsson
Value : 50 ISK, 95 ISK, 175 ISK

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