Monday, November 13, 2017

Tuesday Treasures

Tom hosts Tuesday's Treasures.


November 2004 - Lake Havasu AZ

We spent a very long week in Lake Havasu, not somewhere that I would want to go to again. Although to be fair, if you are a boater or golfer there is plenty to do.



And the desert is always gorgeous.

The main attraction is London Bridge.



It was built in the 1830s and formerly spanned the River Thames in London, England. It was dismantled in 1967 and relocated to Arizona. The Arizona bridge is a reinforced concrete structure clad in the original masonry of the 1830s bridge, which was purchased by Robert P. McCulloch from the City of London. McCulloch had exterior granite blocks from the original bridge numbered and transported to America to construct the present bridge in Lake Havasu City, a planned community he established in 1964 on the shore of Lake Havasu. The bridge was completed in 1971 (along with a canal), and links an island in the Colorado River with the main part of Lake Havasu City. The song "London Bridge is Falling Down" is a nursery rhyme that predates the bridge's original 19th-century construction.




The 1831 London Bridge was the last project of engineer John Rennie and was completed by his son, John Rennie the Younger. By 1962, the bridge was not sound enough to support the increased load of modern traffic, and it was sold by the City of London.




4 comments:

  1. Weird as to why someone would want to take a bridge halfway around the world.

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  2. ...I have always thought that Arizona was a strange final resting place for London Bridge. Jackie, thanks for stopping by this week, I hope to see you again.

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  3. Interesting! I had heard about this before, but never seen pictures.

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  4. It looks like a lovely place to sight see in.

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