Saturday, May 10, 2008

Stamp of the Day: Which bridge?

I found this beautiful Swedish stamp of a bridge somewhere in Sweden, but which one is it? I think the stamp is from the 50s or 60s, but I really don't know. The value is 15 öre, about 1.5 cents in today's value. Could this be the bridge to Orust? I really like the design of the stamp and the perspective.

10 comments:

O.K. said...

Yes, it must be Tjörnbron. The pillars and the span is right and it has that right bend as well. While googling I found the tv-news from 1980 when that bridge was rammed and destroyed by a ship.

LS said...

So this bridge is no more.

LS said...

In English here:

link

O.K. said...

Working link.

LS said...

Thanks for fixing the link, I don't know what happened. Maybe the link was rammed by a tanker too.

PP said...

Wow nice stamp and bridge...

Olle said...

It could be Västerbron in Stockholm too? If the picture is taken from below you can get the illusion of a strong bend. Perhaps.

O.K. said...

I thought so for a little while to, but it is Tjörnbron. More spans by Lennart Olsson here.

swedette said...

We almost went over the bridge that night - my mom was driving up to Bohuslän from Göteborg, but her intuition told her to turn around, incase something happened. It was the middle of the night, and she hadn't told anyone where she was headed, so with a bunch of little kids in the car, my pregnant mom turned around just a few miles from the bridge - or what was left of it.
We heard that story less often than you'd think, but it sure brought some respect for intuition!

LS said...

Wow swedette, what a story! My mom told me a similar story last week, when she decided based on a gut feeling to stop the car beside the road and then soon after a car came racing around the curve on two wheels and it would have crashed into us if she hadn't stopped. I do think there is something to intuition...