London Bridge Lake Havasu, Arizona
Dating back to the 1830s, the London Bridge was disassembled in 1967 and transported piece by piece to the new location. The newly built bridge has a reinforced structure, but all the original elements are there.
What is interesting to know, is that every single piece has been numbered in order to be relocated. If you look very attentively you can still see the numbers.
London Bridge numbered pieces
I found them and photographed them, because this is not something you can see every day… In this photo below, the numbers can be seen under the swallow nests, painted white 🙂
The whole history of this construction is very interesting and you can find many exciting details in the Lake Havasu City official website
The bridge is the main attraction of the town (called Lake Havasu City), but the beautiful lake Havasu itself and the riparian area also attracts many tourists all year long. The place is always busy with lots of resorts, restaurants, beaches, villas and there is even a Mall
I took this picture in June, 2016
… and here is a digital paint version of the famous bridge, available as art print at Fine Art America. Click on it for details about sizes and prices:
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Photo of the week 8: Bridges
Word of the day: Riparian