Sunday, 13 May 2018

Estonia: Arched Bridge in Tartu

On Friday I got two postcards: one from Estonia and one from Taiwan.

The card from Estonia shows the Arched Bridge in Tartu. The Arched Bridge is an reinforced concrete bridge with a single arch that is used by pedestrians to cross the Emajõgi River. It was built between 1957 and 1959 at the former spot of the Tartu Stone Bridge, a great example of classicist stone architecture of the 18th century, whose one end was destroyed by retreating Soviet forces in 1941 and which was then completely destroyed by retreating German forces in 1944. The new bridge reuses the foundation of the river bank pillars of the old bridge. 

With nice matching stamps:
EUROPA (whole set) (issued 03-05-2018)
with First Day Special Postmark
The stamps show the old and the new bridge.

Thank You very much Jaan!

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