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Arizona city celebrates London Bridge's 50th anniversary

Lake Havasu City Bridge Annivesary
Posted at 1:38 PM, Oct 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-02 16:38:16-04

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Lake Havasu City is playing up its roots with a month of celebratory events marking the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the London Bridge after its piece-by-piece rebuild in the western Arizona resort town along the Colorado River.

Scheduled October events include a parade, powerboat racing, theater and musical performances, a costume contest and sports competitions.

Lake Havasu City founder Robert McCulloch purchased the stone bridge in 1968 for approximately $2 million and had it transported by ship and truck from London in pieces.

That process and reconstruction took three years, leading to the October 1971 dedication.

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