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West Montrose’s ‘Kissing Bridge’ to be Featured on New Stamp

Photo: Wikipedia

Canada Post is featuring The Kissing Bridge in West Montrose on a new stamp.

Photo: cbc.ca

It’s part of a series that will feature images of five, historic covered bridges from across the country. The bridges will also be featured on postage-paid postcards.

At the end of the 19th century, there were more than 1,400 covered bridges in rural communities across Canada. Today, only an estimated 140 remain.

The Kissing Bridge, which spans 60 meters of the Grand River north of Waterloo in Woolwich Township, was opened in 1881 and features Howe trusses and louvered window openings.

It’s used by pedestrians, buggies and vehicles that weight less than three tonnes.

Other bridges in the series include: Hartland Covered Bridge in New Brunswick — the longest covered bridge in the world — as well as the Powerscourt (Percy) Bridge and the Félix-Gabriel-Marchand Bridge which are both in Quebec, and the Ashnola Bridge in B.C.

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