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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.

July 17, 2008 Posted by | People | , , | Comments Off on A match made in Heaven for Tower Bridge