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London Bridge, Spanning manmade channel (moved from London, UK), Lake Havasu City, Mohave County, AZ



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Location
UK), Lake Havasu City, AZ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AZ-57
Significance: More significant for its fascinating history and the people involved with its construction than for its technological innovation. Completed in 1831, it had a long and useful tenure carrying heavy commuter traffic in and out of the city's southernmost end. In 1967, the city of London elected to demolish the famous but deteriorating bridge and put its stones up for sale. McCulloch Properties of Arizona, needing a tourist attraction to spur growth for their new Lake Havasu City, soon purchased it for over $2.4 million...

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. LONDON BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST. NOTE CORBELS USED TO WIDEN BRIDGE IN 1904.
2. DETAIL OF LONDON GRIFFIN WITH BRIDGE IN BACKGROUND.
3. DETAIL OF LIGHT FURNITURE ON SOUTH SIDE OF ROADWAY LOOKING SOUTHEAST.


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