As with all sets of one pound coins, there are 4 coins to represent England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
2004 to 2007, over 4 years, 4 UK bridges appeared on 4 coins. Which coins depict which bridges, what makes them special and where are they?
The first coin in the series designed by Edwina Ellis and issued in 2004 shows the Forth Railway Bridge that crosses the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland near Edinburgh. The bridge which is 2467 meters long took 8 years to complete and opened on the 4th of March 1890.
In 2006 the third coin featured the Egyptian Arch Railway Bridge in Newry, Northern Ireland. The bridge that now passes over a two lane road is constructed in stone and was completed in 1851.
In 2007 the fourth coin featured Gateshead Millennium Bridge in Gateshead and Newcastle upon Tyne, England. This modern tilt bridge spans 126 meters over the River Tyne and carries pedestrians and cyclists. It opened in September 2001.