LONDON BRIDGE
AT LAKE HAVASU
WHY IS LONDON BRIDGE IN ARIZONA?
In 1962, London Bridge was falling down. Built in 1831, the bridge couldn't handle the ever-increasing flow of
traffic across the Thames River. The British government decided to put the bridge up for sale, and Robert
McCulloch, Founder of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, and Chairman of McCulloch Oil Corporation, submitted the
winning bid of $2,460,000.
The bridge was dismantled, and each stone was numbered.
Everything was shipped 10,000 miles to Long Beach,
California, and then trucked to Lake Havasu City.
Reconstruction began on September 23, 1968, with a
ceremony including the
Lord Mayor of London, On October
10, 1971, the bridge was dedicated.
LAKE HAVASU IS ONE OF THE
HOTTEST AREAS IN ARIZONA