London Bridge

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1597 Mcculloch Blvd N, Lake Havasu City, AZ, USA

London Bridge Lake Havasu City Reviews

pensacolapyro pensacol…
23 reviews
Do you know where the London Bridge really is? Jun 26, 2015
Ok, for all of us that remember singing the song London Bridges Falling Down......Do you know where this bridge is? Dont take the guess of London. Well it is in Lake Havasu, Arizona. This place is just a couple of hours outside of the Phoenix area. But if you decide to come here in the summer months, it will be hot as this is the desert. Plan on 115 to 120 degrees. I know, I have been here during those times camping on the Colorado river. It was purchased in 1968 by Robert McCulloch Sr. who brought it to Lake Havasu City Arizona and it was officially dedicated in 1981. Go figure. Here you can actually walk and drive over the bridge. It was reassembled piece by piece and hopefully it will not be sinking. Lots of nice things to do around the area. You could maybe spend a couple of hours here wandering around the bridge area. Snack shops and gift shops all around. There is a visitor center and even a London bridge resort you can stay at. Nearby is Lake Havasu and the Colorado river for more viewing pleasure and pictures. It is also right on the border of California, so if you wanted to hit up another state you can do just that. The most important thing is you will have some nice pictures of the London bridge right here in Arizona USA. Have fun and enjoy.

Many theories where the song came from but if you want to know the words here they are:

London Bridge is broken down,

Falling down, falling down.

London Bridge is falling down,

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 bricks and mortar,

Bricks and mortar, bricks and mortar,

Build it up with bricks and mortar,

My fair lady.

Bricks and mortar will not stay,

Will not stay, will not stay,

Bricks and mortar will not stay,

My fair lady.

Build it up with iron and steel,

Iron and steel, iron and steel,

Build it up with iron and steel,

My fair lady.

Iron and steel will bend and bow,

Bend and bow, bend and bow,

Iron and steel will bend and bow,

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.

Silver and gold will be stolen away,

Stolen away, stolen away,

Silver and gold will be stolen away,

My fair lady.

Set a man to watch all night,

Watch all night, watch all night,

Set a man to watch all night,

My fair lady.

Suppose the man should fall asleep,

Fall asleep, fall asleep,

Suppose the man should fall asleep?

My fair lady.

Give him a pipe to smoke all night,

Smoke all night, smoke all night,

Give him a pipe to smoke all night,

My fair lady.
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jendara says:
Congrats on your featured review :)
Well done my friend!!!!
Posted on: Jun 27, 2015
monky says:
Congrats on being feature John! very interesting review didnt know it. Happy weekend!:)
Posted on: Jun 27, 2015
Zagnut66 says:
Congrats on being featured! Now I know why I couldn't find it in London!
Posted on: Jun 26, 2015
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texadian texadian
16 reviews
Not what it use to be Jul 09, 2014
Went to visit the London bridge and Lake Havasu this past March. Must say I wasn't not impressed. We use to go every winter as kids and ski along the Colorado river. We had a condo there. I hadn't been in years and not sure if I would return. It once was this beautiful place with a fantastic beach, people everywhere sitting outside visiting,, quaint shops along the cobble stone walk under the bridge and boats a plenty enjoying the water.

The water is dirty, the shops are sparse and it isn't well kept. Everything needs a paint job. There were mostly young people drunk and partying.

If you haven't seen the London Bridge go.. Great spot for pictures :) ..but don't expect too much.

I have to mention this use to be one of my favorite places to go in the USA
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Africancrab Africanc…
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London Bridge is in the U.S.A. Jun 12, 2010
The original London Bridge is located at Lake Havasu in the state of Aizona, USA. Who would have thought the British crown would sell part of their history fro money huh! Well, Lake Havasu has been on my Bucket list only because I wanted to see the London Bridge. Now that I have seen it, I feel like a winner. It is nothing you would choose over the current London Bridge in the UK, but the history of the Bridge preceeds it.

The London Bridge was opened back in good ol'England back in 1831. Built by Sr. John Rennie, it was dedicated during the reign of king William IV. In early 1960 it was decided that the bridge was sinking and would have to be replaced. The bridge was sinkiing because of the weight of cars: it was originally built as a pedestrian bridge but the vehicle traffic of over 10,000 daily was much too heavy. The bridge began to sink because the original footing was on soft ground and the increased traffic made things worse.

The nursery rhyme "London Bridge is Falling Down" was believed to have been written because the bridge was sinking. This assumption is not true at all, the rhyme has nothing to do with the bridge, apparently it dates back to the Danish Pirate invasion of of London.

The bridge was purchased by Sr. McCulloch at a handsome price of $1.2 million.
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Africancrab says:
Yes indeed, that was a great shade especially given the heat. We enjoyed being there.
Posted on: Aug 17, 2010
bugjuice says:
Great review...did you enjoy the cool shade under the brigde? I may go back there at the end of Oct, just before my halloween meet-up on Las Vegas if anyone comes...LOL
Posted on: Aug 16, 2010
Africancrab says:
Indeed.
Posted on: Jun 28, 2010
pbobenhausen pbobenha…
22 reviews
Sep 06, 2007
London Bridge was built in 1831 across the Thames River in London. In 1962, as the song goes, the bridge was falling down. The bridge was no longer able to handle all of the traffic required of it and the British government decided to put up the bridge for sale. Robert McCulloch won the bid at nearly two and a half million dollars. Robert was the founder of Lake Havasu City. The bridge was dismantled and each piece numbered. The numbers on the pieces can still be seen. The pieces were shipped to California and than transported across land to the city for reassembling. It cost about another seven million dollars to have it moved. The bridge was completed and on October 10, 1971 it was dedicated.
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