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London Bridge
Was Visited by the Traveling Webmaster on 28 March 2004.
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Category :      Entertainment / Unique

Location :      City : Lake Havasu     State : Arizona

When :      Any Year: Spring, Fall or Winter

Reason to Visit :      The London Bridge, which spanned the Thames River for 148 years. Was purchased From the City of London in England. It now spans a channel diverted from Lake Havasu.

It may not have stood out as one of the great engineering feats when it spanned the Thames, but the London Bridge is quite a sight in the middle of the Arizona desert. The bridge was a replacement for a series of bridges that date back to medieval times, inspiring the children's rhyme, "London Bridge Is Falling Down." This iteration of the London Bridge was constructed back in the 1830s. When it was realized that the London Bridge was, sinking into the Thames because it was not adequate for the increase in traffic the old bridge was replaced, once again, by a modern concrete span and its stones were put up for sale in 1967.

Enter the industrialist Robert P. McCulloch Sr. (who founded Lake Havasu in 1964 and developer of the McCulloch chain saws and other products) who learned that the British Government had put the bridge up for sale. On April 17, 1968 McCulloch submitted the winning bid of $2,460,000 for the 10,000-ton bridge. Plans were made to move and reconstruct the bridge in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Each piece was marked with four numbers indicating which span, which row of stones, and the last two, the position in that row. On September 23, 1968, the Lord Mayor of London, Sir Gilbert Inglefield, laid the corner stone. The bridge was constructed on a dry piece of land on the edge of Lake Havasu City near Lake Havasu. When the reconstruction was completed a one-mile channel was dredged and water was diverted from the lake, under the Bridge, then back into the lake.

The Bridge was completed and dedicated on October 10, 1971.

Currently showcasing the bridge is a recreation of an English Village. For many visitors, the English Village will be their first stop for a picture of the London Bridge, then to browse the many shops, restaurants, and night clubs lining the manmade channel beneath its arches.

The old nursery rhyme "London Bridge Is Falling Down" conjure up Merry Old England and the famous bridge that kept falling down.

London Bridge is falling down,
Falling down, Falling down.
London Bridge is falling down,
My fair lady.

Take a key and lock her up,
Lock her up, Lock her up.

Take a key and lock her up,
My fair lady.

How will we build it up,
Build it up, Build it up?

How will we build it up,
My fair lady?

Build it up with silver and gold,
Silver and gold, Silver and gold.

Build it up with silver and gold,
My fair lady.

Gold and silver I have none,
I have none, I have none.

Gold and silver I have none,
My fair lady.

Build it up with needles and pins,
Needles and pins, Needles and pins.

Build it up with needles and pins,
My fair lady.

Pins and needles bend and break,
Bend and break, Bend and break.

Pins and needles bend and break,
My fair lady.

Build it up with wood and clay,
Wood and clay, Wood and clay.

Build it up with wood and clay,
My fair lady.

Wood and clay will wash away,
Wash away, Wash away.

Wood and clay will wash away,
My fair lady.

Build it up with stone so strong,
Stone so strong, Stone so strong.

Build it up with stone so strong,
My fair lady.

Stone so strong will last so long,
Last so long, Last so long.

Stone so strong will last so long,
My fair lady.

Located:
London Bridge Rd
Lake Havasu City, AZ

Directions:
Lake Havasu City is located on U.S. Highway 95 between Bullhead City and Parker.

If you are traveling from Flagstaff, you take Interstate 40 west past Kingman and continue south to U.S. Highway 95. Turn south on U.S. Highway 95 and follow the Colorado River down to Lake Havasu City.

If you are coming from Phoenix, take Interstate 10 west to just past Quartzsite, then turn north onto U.S. Highway 95. Travel on U.S.Highway 95 north, continue along the Colorado River past Parker to Lake Havasu City.

Submitted By :      The Traveling Webmaster added London Bridge as I had intended to visit all along.

Visted Yet During This Adventure? : Yes

Ray Plumlee's Rating :      4 Stars out of 5.

When Visited :      28 March 2004

Ray Plumlee's Comments :
While in the Quartzsite, Arizona area I took a day trip up to Lake Havasu City where the famous London Bridge is now located.

I highly recommend you stop by if you are in the area. The Colorado River is nearby so there are lots of reasons to visit Lake Havasu.

Here I am with the London Bridge at Lake Havasu, Arizona behind me.

Here I am with the London Bridge at Lake Havasu, Arizona behind me.

Here is a view through one of the arches of the London Bridge at Lake Havasu, Arizona with part of the English village in view.

Here is a view through one of the arches of the London Bridge at Lake Havasu, Arizona with part of the English village in view.

Here is a view from the top of the London Bridge at Lake Havasu, Arizona.

Here is a view from the top of the London Bridge at Lake Havasu, Arizona.

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013,466 miles are the actual travel miles with the trailer since 1 November 2003 when I left Emmett, Idaho until today (Nov 28, 2014) where I am located in Meridian, Idaho.

They do not include daily trip miles for morning coffee or trips to scenic/tourist locations etc.