February 4, 2017

2941 NETHERLANDS (Netherlands / Gelderland) - Martinus Nijhoffbrug Bridge

Located in the heart of the Netherlands, in Zaltbommel, Martinus Nijhoffbrug Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge with semi-fan system which crosses Waal River, the main distributary branch of river Rhine flowing through the country. Built between 1993 and 1996 next to Dr. W. Hupkes Bridge (1869), this road bridge has a total length of 1 000m, and its main span has 256m. It was named after Martinus Nijhoff (1894-1953), a Dutch poet and essayist. One of his best-known works is the sonnet De Moeder de Vrouw (The Mother the Woman/Wife), commemorating the opening of the now demolished bridge, the predecessor of the today one.

About the stamps

The first two stamps are part of the series December Stamps, consisting of ten stamps and issued on November 14, 2016.

The last stamp is a definitive one, issued on December 11, 2006.

Martinus Nijhoffbrug - Structurae

Sender: Ina / pucky (postcrossing) NL-3703945
Sent from The Hague (South Holland / Netherlands), on 30.01.2017

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