The United States Postal
Service has announced that it will honor Michigan' Mackinac Bridge as the
subject of its 2010 Priority Mail stamp, which will go on sale February
3rd. The five mile long Mackinac Bridge runs between Mackinaw City &
St. Ignace and unites Michigan's Upper Peninsula (UP) & Lower Peninsula.
The new postage stamp
devoted to the Mackinac Bridge will cost $4.90.
Artist Dan Cosgrove
used several panoramic photographs of the Mackinac Bridge to create the
stamp artwork, which features seagulls flying around the two towers and
a large ship passing underneath. This is one of several designs that the
artist has produced for the US Postal Service.
This is the second
US postage stamp devoted to the Mackinac Bridge. The first was a 3 cent
stamp which was issued on June 25, 1958 to coincide with the 1958 celebration
of the November 1957 opening of the 5 mile long link between Michigan's
two peninsulas. 107,195,200 copies of that first stamp were issued.