The bridge that has been depicted in the book of children by A.A.Milne. The book was about Winnie-the-pooh, who was a honey-loving teddy bear. The bridge has been auctioned for over the amount that was being estimated. On Thursday, the statement was given by the UK-based auctioneer.
The bridge was built in Ashdown Forest in southern England in 1907 but later replaced and renovated. The bridge fetched £131,625 ($179,167, 154,830 euros) in a sealed bid, auctioneer Summers Place Auctions said.
It is also known as ‘Poohsticks Bridge’ by the generation of children. It was formally known as the Posingford Bridge. This bridge was the place where the bear protagonist made a game dropping sticks and pinecones into the water below.
Sackville, whose lands include the area recreated in the Pooh books as the “Hundred Acre Wood” said that he was “delighted” with the purchase.
He further added, “It will take pride of place on the estate close to its original position and I hope that many children (and adults) will be able to admire the original bridge which inspired one of the most famous games still played by children in the UK and abroad — ‘Poohsticks’”.