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The original London Bridge, now located in Lake Havasu City, Arizona

London Bridge is a bridge in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. It was built in the 1830s and formerly spanned the River Thames inLondon, 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.

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Now Playing: the 1985 made-for-TV movie Terror at London Bridge, starring Clu Gulager and The Hoff!

My grandparents used to have a home in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, so I spent lots of time at the London Bridge when I was a kid. As corny as this movie is, it’s really cool to see it set in a place that I have such fond memories of. I want to take my soon-to-be wife here one weekend. It’s such a neat little town.