Why was the London Bridge moved to Arizona?

How did they get the London Bridge to Lake Havasu?

The bridge was shipped by boat 10,000 miles to Long Beach, California. From there, it was trucked to Lake Havasu City where it was stored in seven-acre fenced storage compound. On September 23, 1968, the Lord Mayor of London, Sir Gilbert Inglefield, laid the corner stone.

What replaced the London Bridge?

The current crossing, which opened to traffic in 1973, is a box girder bridge built from concrete and steel. It replaced a 19th-century stone-arched bridge, which in turn superseded a 600-year-old stone-built medieval structure.

London Bridge
Opened 17 March 1973
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Is there bodies in the London Bridge?

The bodies of women and children were buried alive under the bridge as a ritual to ensure longevity. Their ghosts and spirits may be angered that the bridge was moved or that they were buried at all.

What is the longest bridge over the Thames?

The longest bridge in London

The bridge is the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, crossing the Thames as part of the Dartford crossing, to the east of the city.

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