Megane-bashi Bridge

R448 R449

Issue Megane-bashi Bridge
Prefecture Gunma
First Day December 15, 2000
Denomination R448: 50 yen
R449: 50 yen
Designs R448:Megane-bashi Bridge
Size 22.5 x 27.0 mm, vertical
Printing Offset in 5 colours
Sheet 20 stamps (4 x 5)
Designers Ito Miyuki (traditional painter)

(Small Notes for the Issue)
Megane-bashi Bridge and Maruyama Hendensho (transformaer substation) are the reminiscence of the Shin'etsu railway line between Yokokawa and Karuizawa stations. Megane-bashi Bridge is the greatest bridge built by brick in Japan, which was made during the days of the Abt-system railway, Maruyama Hendensho was built when the railroad was electrified.

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