London Bridge over Lake Havasu

IMG_2745If any of you know Marcus personally, you know he is good at listening to stories.  Grandpa Eddie had told him a story about seeing the London Bridge when he was in England and visiting the same bridge years later in Lake Havasu.  Marcus wanted to see that bridge.IMG_2760

We drove from Las Vegas to Lake Havasu City to see it.  This bridge was completed in 1831 over the Themes River in England replacing  previous bridges.  As time passed the bridge began sinking. IMG_2740 By 1924 the east side was three or four inches lower than the west.  It could not handle modern automobile traffic.  The city of London put it up for sale.  IMG_2750

Lake Havasu City founder Robert P. McCulloch purchased it for 2,460,000.  Each block was numbered and the bridge was taken apart and shipped through the Panama Canal to California and then trucked to Arizona.  IMG_2739What made our visit on this sunny day, was that Marcus knew all about it and was so excited to be there.  The Bridge was dedicated in October 1971.IMG_2738

We are so glad Grandpa Eddie took the time and told Marcus the story of the London Bridge.

 

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  1. Gary and Joan Stephens

    You are visiting very beautiful sites. Thank you Marcus and Caroline for the picture of the two of you.
    Your pictures of the Grand Canyon were gorgeous. Your photographer has posted all very beautiful photos at all the sites you visited. Keep them coming as you continue your journey.

  2. hrrsvctn@frontier.com

    Hi Perrys, WOW,,,I said to Mel they are hooked for sure on RVing. Last year when we talked to you at Chenango Valley we hoped that you would experience the feelings we have had over the years when camping. I wont go into to details but I can tell you when we did the 3 month trip out west we had feelings like you just wrote about in your post(its been a year) No matter what happens in the future I can now tell you that youwill always dream of being on the road. There is not a day that goes by that I dont think about that one big trip. We have put over 40,000 miles and 25+ yearsRVing,,,,,,but the trip that really made us think ,,,,was the three month trip,(9900 mile trip)we cant imagine the emotions your family must be feeling, but we bet you wont ever regrete it. And dont expect most friends/family to understand where you are coming from unless they RV too. Anyway the way I look at it is we are only on this earth for a short time, My mom always said you better go while you can go, because when you get older you may not/prob not have the chance to go, Harris family

  3. Elaine and Art Hansen

    London Bridge at Lake Havasu has been high on our to do list if we ever went west again. Thanks for sending the pictures.

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