Arlington Green Bridge U.S. stamp

January 28th, 2013

The scenic Arlington Green Bridge in Bennington County, Vermont, takes center stage in this Priority Mail stamp. One of the most-photographed covered bridges in the state, it was built in 1852.

The digital stamp art depicts the red wooden bridge against a backdrop of autumn leaves. On the far side of the bridge, a white church steeple rises from a traditional village green. The bridge spans the Batten Kill trout stream in Arlington, just off Route 313 in southern Vermont. Although it stretches 80 feet across the stream, the bridge's roadbed is only wide enough to allow one lane of traffic to rumble over its wooden planks at a time.

Designed by Derry Noyes, the stamp showcases a digital illustration created by artist Dan Cosgrove.

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