Thursday, April 22, 2010

Taiwan ROC - Penhu Inter-Island Bridge 澎湖跨海大橋


Stamp Issue : 1974-05-15 

Connecting Baisha and Siyu, the two larger islands of Penghu Islands (the Pescadores), Penghu Inter-island Bridge is the only passage between the two islands and is the main artery on the Penghu Islands. It was once the longest bridge crossing over an abyssal zone in Eastern Asia.
Originally built in 1970, the Penghu Inter-Island Bridge was 2,159 meters long, with a 5.1 meters wide single lane and seven 8 meters wide turnouts. Rebuilt in 1984 and completed in 1996, the new bridge is 2,494 meters long, 13 meters wide of which two lanes take up 9.5 meters with the walkway 3.5 meters wide.
The Penghu Inter-Island Bridge and its arched architecture are one of the famous tourist attractions.


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