Date published: March 9, 2015
We are thrilled to see the Menai Suspension Bridge recognised as one of the top 10 iconic UK river crossings and featured on the latest set of First Class stamps by Royal Mail.
In 2005 Hankinson carried out award winning work on the bridge. The 176m long suspension bridge linking Anglesey to mainland Wales was completed in 1826 by Thomas Telford and over 16000m2 of steelwork was grit blasted and coated and essential steelwork repairs carried out to maintain the integrity of the structure. The Hankinson Team have always been proud to have worked on a structure as it was always considered iconic.
Stephen Hankinson Group Chief Executive said “It is most definitely the first time a structure we have worked on has been featured in such detail on a stamp and it is quite a thrill!” He added “I think we will be reverting back to mail rather than e-mail just so we can send out this stamp!”.
Royal Mail said they wanted to recognise dramatic bridges from humble stone crossings dating back centuries through to landmarks of engineering and symbolic structures such as the Menai Suspension Bridge. They said the Menai Suspension Bridge was one of the most breath-taking ever built in Britain.
Andrew Hammond, Head of Stamps and Collectables at Royal Mail said "The story of Britain’s engineering genius can be found in its bridges". High praise indeed.