London Bridge Lake Havasu, Arizona

London Bridge - City of London sign

As many of you know, the London Bridge that was once crossing the River Thames in London, England, is now crossing Havasu Lake in Arizona, USA.

London Bridge in 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.

london Bridge Kavasu Lake Arizona, details

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 πŸ™‚

London Bridge numbered pieces

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

London Bridge ove Kavasu Lake, Arizona

… 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:

London Bridge Kavasu City, Arizona - Digital Art print by Tatiana Travelways

London Bridge digital watercolor-framed


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9 Comments on “London Bridge Lake Havasu, Arizona”

  1. Lovely images.. Do you know what? I can remember walking over that bridge when I was a very small child. I remember visiting it on a day trip and someone sung London Bridge is falling down and I got frightened xx

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