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This is a scale model (approximately 1:900) of the Sydney Harbor Bridge assembled by Brian Sheehy from Sydney, Australia in 1984-1985. 9,734 matchsticks and split paddlepop sticks were used in its construction which took a period of 6 months and 420 hours to complete. Carpenters and P.V.A wood glue were used in its assembly. In addition, it is sprayed with 2 coats of clear lacquer.

85/1266-1 Model of Sydney Harbour Bridge, matchsticks/split paddle-pop sticks, made by Brian Sheehy, Australia, 1984-1985 – Powerhouse Museum Collection – [via] Link & photos.


  • Matchstick art – Link.
  • The incredible Matchstick Uke – Link.

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