THE LONDON BRIDGE AT LAKE HAVASU, AZ


The London Bridge spanning the River Thames in England.
How did the world famous London Bridge come to make its unusual home in Arizona? The tale of how the bridge came to Lake Havasu City began over 5,400 miles away in London, England.

The bridge’s storied past includes previous structures that spanned the same section of the Thames River before the current bridge was built. The old London Bridge of nursery-rhyme fame was built by Peter of Colechurch between
1176 and 1209, replacing an earlier timber bridge. Due to uneven construction, the bridge required frequent repair. The bridge survived more than 600 years.