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A match made in Heaven for Tower Bridge

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A former roadworker has spent 10 years building a replica of Tower Bridge out of matches – two years longer than it took to build the real London landmark. Michael Williams, of Shoeburyness, Essex, used 1.6m(illion) matches to turn his model-making hobby into a full time job and create the wooden artwork.

“I just wanted to do something different – the most famous landmark in the world,” the 42-year-old said.

He said he hopes the 6ft (1.8m) model will go from a garage to a museum.

Completed in 1894, Tower Bridge spans 800ft (244m) across the river Thames. Its replica stands 2ft 6in (76cm) tall and 2ft (61cm) wide, and is lit up inside and out.

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July 17, 2008 - Posted by | People | , ,

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