One (1) SOUVENIR SHEET in title from the 2019 Canada Post BRIDGES Issue
2019 HISTORIC COVERED BRIDGES Souvenir Sheet
Experience some transportation treasures of rural Canada with this colourful Souvenir Sheet featuring Canada’s historic covered bridges. This collectible features five PermanentTMdomestic stamps, each depicting a different covered bridge from across the country. The stamps feature a photograph of the featured bridge, its name, and key details, including the year it was built, the length of the span and the type of trusses.
New Brunswick's Hartland Covered Bridge, with a span of 391 metres across the Saint John River, is the longest covered bridge in the world.
Quebec’s Powerscourt Bridge is also known as the Percy Bridge. Built in 1861, it is considered Canada’s oldest covered bridge and is the world’s only remaining example of the McCallum arched truss design.
Also in Quebec, the Félix-Gabriel-Marchand Bridge is the province’s longest covered bridge, at 152 metres.
Ontario’s last remaining historic covered bridge is the West Montrose Bridge. Also known as “the kissing bridge,” it spans the Grand River north of Waterloo.
British Columbia’s Ashnola No.1 Bridge is also the last of its kind in that province. During a 1926 rebuild, its Howe trusses were sheathed in wood panelling, while the overhead cross-bracing was left exposed.