Photos: Making the World's Longest BLT at Iron Barley, 8.9.09

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The fifth-annual Tomato Fest at Iron Barley in South St. Louis wrapped up Sunday with owner Tom Coghill and a crew of 90 volunteers working to create the world's longest bacon-lettuce-and-tomato sandwich, at 179-feet, two-inches. (That's a lot of bacon -- 500 pounds of savory, crispy, delicious bacon.) The previous record was 169 feet. Video, photos and more BLT stats after the jump. (All photos by Tom Lampe; check out his Flickr page, too.)

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Inside the beast...
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Iron Barley owner Tom Coghill.
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Thanks to Bill Streeter for the video.
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1,280 pounds of tomatoes.
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100 heads of iceberg lettuce.
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Mayonnaise spreaders ready to be used to lather on 48 gallons of mayo and 80 pounds of butter.
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Flame on!
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