Lake Havasu City


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Unknown Unknown 1200.0415.0000.jpg CI-TN-0415 B&W 1200.0415.0000 1200.0415.0000 Print 8x10 Historic Photographs 1968 Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives

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Photograph caption reads, "The London Bridge will span the to be channel at the base of the peninsula of Havasu Lake. Industrialist Robert P. McCulloch bid on the bridge and bought it for $2,460,000. It will cost another $3.5 million to have the bridge shipped from London, rebuilt here around a concrete core and to dig the channel. The bridge was considered obsolete in London, because time had rendered it to small for the traffic it had to bear. Joseph Combs will be the engineer in charge of rebuilding.

Nearby is a seven-acre leveled area edged with a cyclone fence topped by barbed wire. Outside is a sign that reads: 'London Bridge Granite Stone Storage Compound.' More than 800 tons of granite stones are lying there, each on wooden planks so it can be moved easily, each bearing a code number - like "5G36" - so it can be identified and put where it belongs."

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