Posted on October 7, 2021 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The original bridge featured in A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh books is going up for auction.

The Poohsticks Bridge, as it was formally renamed in 1979 (having been born Posingford Bridge in 1907), is expected to sell for around $54,000 to $81,000, reports NPR.

Author Milne and his son, the real-life Christopher Robin, would stand on the bridge and watch sticks float downstream, eventually inspiring the iconic children’s books.

Those books brought the bridge such fame that it was eventually replaced with a replica, to preserve it from further wear and tear.

Interested bidders have until Wednesday to claim their piece of literary history.

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