February 18, 2012

Nordia 2012

6.00 DKK - The Queen Alexandrine bridge is a road arch bridge that crosses Ulv Sund between the islands of Zealand and Møn in Denmark. It was the main road connection between the islands until the Farø Bridges were opened in 1985, which now provide a road link to the western end of Møn.
The Bridge is 745 metres long and 10.7 metres wide. The central arch span is 127 metres, and the maximum clearance to the sea is 26 metres. Construction commenced 1939 and the bridge was opened on 30 May 1943. It is of steel arched construction, having 10 piers in the sea from which the arches spring.
The bridge is named after Queen Alexandrine, consort of King Christian X of Denmark.
8.00 DKK - The Farø Bridges are two road bridges that connect the islands of Falster and Zealand in Denmark by way of the small island of Farø which is approximately mid-way across the Storstrømmen sound. A smaller bridge from Farø provides access to Bogø and thence to the island of Møn.
The Farø Bridges were opened by Queen Margrethe II on 4 June 1985. They were built because of the increasing congestion problems on the old Storstrøm Bridge from 1937.

Stamp Issue: 2012.01.04