#4511 – 2011 $4.95 New River Gorge Bridge

Condition
Price
Qty
- Mint Stamp(s)
Ships in 1 business day. iFREE with 4,000 points!
$14.95
- Used Stamp(s)
Ships in 1 business day. i
$11.95
5 More - Click Here
Mounts - Click Here
Condition
Price
Qty
- MM64125 Horizontal Strip Mounts, Black, Split-back, 215 x 38 millimeters (8-7/16 x 1-1/2 inches)
Ships in 1 business day. i
$7.75
- MM68650 Horizontal Mounts, Black, Split-back, Pre-cut, 45 x 38 millimeters (1-3/4 x 1-1/2 inches)
Ships in 1 business day. i
$4.75
- MM4205Mystic Clear Mount 45x37mm - 50 precut mounts
Ships in 1 business day. i
$1.95

 U.S. #4511
2011 $4.95 New River Gorge Bridge
Priority Mail

Issue Date: April 11, 2011

City: Fayetteville, WV

Printed By: Ashton Potter

Printing Method: Offset, Microprint "USPS"

Color: Multicolored

 

Built to spur economic growth in West Virginia’s isolated Appalachian Mountains, the New River Gorge Bridge has become the region’s star attraction. Thousands of people flock to the area each year, drawn by the spectacular steel-arch bridge and the recreational activities that have grown around it.
 
The New River Gorge area boomed with coal mining towns during the late 1800s. As the industry faded in the 20th century, families moved on and a lush hardwood forest reclaimed the steep gorge. Those who remained endured a 45-minute drive over winding mountain roads to cross the river, discouraging interstate traffic and business growth.
 
The Appalachian Development Highway System remedied these issues with the construction of a 3,030-foot steel bridge spanning the gorge. The New River Gorge Bridge was the longest and highest steel-arch bridge when it opened in 1977, shortening the 45-minute trip to under a minute.
 
Over 16,000 vehicles travel across the bridge daily. The area has become a popular destination for outdoor adventurers, with “Bridge Day” the highlight of the year. On that day, the bridge is temporarily closed to traffic. Thousands of spectators converge to witness thrillseekers jump from its deck and parachute 876 feet down into the canyon.
 
Read More - Click Here

  • U.S. Album with 100 postally used stamps, 1,000 hinges, and a free stamp collecting guide U.S. Stamp Starter Kit

    This is a great album to start with because it pictures U.S stamps that are easy to find and buy. Pages illustrated on one side only, high quality paper, every stamp identified with Scott numbers. Includes history of each stamp. Affordable - same design as Mystic's American Heirloom album.

    $14.95
    BUY NOW
  • 3-Volume American Heirloom Album and 200 Used US Stamps 3-Volume American Heirloom Album

    America's best-selling album. Pictures most every U.S. postage stamp issued 1847-2016, over 5,000 stamps with Scott numbers. Pages filled with stamp history. This album is a great value!

    $49.95
    BUY NOW
  • Mystic Premium Hingeless American Heirloom Album Volume I, 1847-1934 Premium Hingeless American Heirloom Album

    Similar to standard American Heirloom album but includes mounts that are already attached to pages, saving you time and effort. Sturdier pages than American Heirloom. Includes Scott numbers and stamp history. This volume is for stamps issued 1935-1966, over 600 stamps. Higher quality album than Heirloom.

    $99.95
    BUY NOW

 U.S. #4511
2011 $4.95 New River Gorge Bridge
Priority Mail

Issue Date: April 11, 2011

City: Fayetteville, WV

Printed By: Ashton Potter

Printing Method: Offset, Microprint "USPS"

Color: Multicolored

 


Built to spur economic growth in West Virginia’s isolated Appalachian Mountains, the New River Gorge Bridge has become the region’s star attraction. Thousands of people flock to the area each year, drawn by the spectacular steel-arch bridge and the recreational activities that have grown around it.
 
The New River Gorge area boomed with coal mining towns during the late 1800s. As the industry faded in the 20th century, families moved on and a lush hardwood forest reclaimed the steep gorge. Those who remained endured a 45-minute drive over winding mountain roads to cross the river, discouraging interstate traffic and business growth.
 
The Appalachian Development Highway System remedied these issues with the construction of a 3,030-foot steel bridge spanning the gorge. The New River Gorge Bridge was the longest and highest steel-arch bridge when it opened in 1977, shortening the 45-minute trip to under a minute.
 
Over 16,000 vehicles travel across the bridge daily. The area has become a popular destination for outdoor adventurers, with “Bridge Day” the highlight of the year. On that day, the bridge is temporarily closed to traffic. Thousands of spectators converge to witness thrillseekers jump from its deck and parachute 876 feet down into the canyon.