The Bridges of Spain 2013 issue by Spanish Correos is made up of two stamps depicting a modern suspension bridge, Puente de Sancho el Mayor (Navarra), and another of Roman origin, the Puente de Puentecillas (Palencia).
The Bridge of Sancho el Mayor, in Navarra, crosses the river Ebro and is part of the A-15 highway. It was built in 1978 by civil engineers Javier Manterola and Leonardo Fernandez Toyano and as a cable-stayed bridge. It has a total length of 204 meters, a width of 29 m and a main light span of 142 m, to which are added two side openings on the left bank of the river.
Over the river Carrion in the city of Palencia stands the historic Puente de Puentecillas, the oldest bridge in town. Its original layout dates back to Roman times and it has undergone many changes since the 11th century, the most important of which took place in the 16th century when the current outline of the bridge was set and the remains of the Roman bridge disappeared. It stands in the city centre close to the Cathedral and other monuments and has become a popular walking area with plenty of green spaces.At the entrance of the bridge is the famous Bolo de la Paciencia, where washerwomen leaned their baskets of clothes while chatting. For years it has been a town\’s meeting place.In 2008 the government of Castilla y Leon declared the bridge as a monument of cultural interest.