One (1) FIRST DAY COVER in title from the 2019 Canada Post HISTORICAL COVERED BRIDGES Issue
2019 HISTORICAL COVERED BRIDGES First Day Cover
Get a glimpse of yesteryear with this Souvenir Sheet Official First Day Cover of Canada’s historic covered bridges. This colourful collectible features five PermanentTMdomestic stamps, each depicting a different heritage bridge from across the country.
Each of the five stamps features a colour photograph of the bridge, its name, and key details, including the year it was built, the length of the span and the type of trusses used. The souvenir sheet and attached Official First Day Cover feature an interlocking truss design.
The stamps are cancelled in Hartland, New Brunswick. With a span of 391 metres across the Saint John River, the Hartland Covered Bridge 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.