The two RV Gypsies
London Bridge is a bridge in Lake Havasu City, Arizona that is the reconstruction of the 1831 London Bridge that spanned the River Thames in London, England until it was dismantled in 1967.
The Arizona bridge is a reinforced concrete structure clad in the original masonry of the 1830s bridge that was bought 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 lake with the main part of Lake Havasu City.
It is a popular rumor that the bridge was bought in the belief that it was London's more recognizable Tower Bridge, but this was denied by McCulloch himself.
The bridge's relocation was the basis of a 1985 made-for-TV movie 'Bridge Across Time' also known as 'Arizona Ripper' or 'Terror at London Bridge'. In the film, a series of murders in Lake Havasu City is attributed to the spirit of Jack The Ripper, whose soul is transported to the U.S. in one of the bricks of the bridge.
|Below: A replica of a London, England city marker and the two RV Gypsies by a big water foundation.
|London Bridge is an arch bridge that crosses Bridgewater Channel Canal in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. It is 930 feet in length with five spans; the longest span being 150 feet.
|The branches of the tree (shown below) touched the ground in several places.
|Below: Sign on the London Bridge as the two RV Gypsies left Lake Havasu City to take a look at the island on the other side of the bridge.
|The two RV Gypsies drove across the London Bridge.
|Below: Statue of Lake Havasu City founders,
Robert P. McCulloch and C.V. Wood
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