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Cheshire landmark scaled down to nuts and bolts

Norman Williams and his Meccano creation Photo: ITV News

A pensioner from Cheshire has used his passion for Meccano to create a tribute to a Warrington landmark.

78- year-old Norman Williams, from Woolston, has spent the last three years putting together 1500 nuts and bolts to build a replica of the famous Warrington Transporter Bridge.

The Warrington Train Transporter, which closed in 1964, is the only one of its kind left standing in the world. It spans the River Mersey.

Warrington Transporter Bridge Credit: ITV News

Norman's edifice stands at 27 inches high and takes up most of his garage.

His efforts have been praised by the Friends of the Warrington Transporter Bridge who are campaigning to restore the bridge to its former glory.

Click here for more information on the bridge.