The Historical Home of the original London Bridge; Lake Havasu City in Arizona (USA)
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Located on lake Havasu on the colorado River, lake Havasu city is home to the historical, original London Bridge. ake Havasu City was established in 1963 by a business man named McCulloch who purchased the London Bridge for 2,460,000 American dollars. He ambitiously brought the entire bridge across to the United States and on to Arizona. The cost of relocating the bridge to Lake Havasu City and reconstructing it in the middle of a desert was an additional 7 million US dollars. The bridge was dismantled and shipped by boat from England to the United States of America then rebuilt on a peninsula on Lake Havasu on the Colorado River between California and Arizona. A large channel was excavated under the bridge and an English Village replication was built next to it. The official opening of the London Bridge was in October 1971 and has since brought a unique attraction to Lake Havasu City, which was incorporated in 1978. The Bridge is the major attraction and a great source of income to the economy of the city.
PS: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain