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