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London Bridge Lake Havasu City - The World's Largest Antique
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London Bridge in Lake Havasu City usually ranks #2 on the list for most visited Arizona private attractions with something around 2.5 million visitors per year.
This Bridge is has some neat history behind it. In 1968 the entrepreneur Robert McCulloch bought the bridge from the British Government for $2,460,000. He had the bridge dismantled and rebuilt in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. The inside of the bridge is now hollow. When it was rebuilt, it needed to be able to accommodate auto traffic. During the London Bridge�s reassembly, a steel framework was faced in granite, rather than using solid granite blocks, which reduced its weight from 130,000 tons to 30,000 tons, while strengthening the structure. The London Bridge is nOT falling down anytime soon!
The historical significance of this bridge, inauspiciously planted in the middle of the Arizona desert, is significant. It rises like a phoenix amid the sand and parade of RV's and is especially regal-looking when you take a boat up to its Lake Havasu City location.
April 20th, 2012
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