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Bridging The Atlantic : Old London Bridge, Lake Havasu

 

The first stone of "New London Bridge" was laid, as you would expect, in London, in 1825. However, in a confusing turn of events, this new bridge is actually not the current London Bridge. It began a new life as "Old London Bridge" in 1962 when the city took the somewhat unconventional decision to auction it off after it began sinking under the weight of the increased traffic it was carrying.

The bridge was bought by Robert McCulloch, the wealthy founder of a town called Lake Havasu in Arizona, McCulloch invested $2,460,000 in the purchase of the bridge, spending a further seven million dollars on having it transported to the lake where it now stands again in all of it's former glory as one of the beauty spot's main tourist attractions.

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