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  London Bridge, Lake Havasu City, Arizona
London Bridge crosses a narrow boating channel that connects with Thompson Bay on the Arizona side of Lake Havasu.
Prior to the arrival of London Bridge, the land upon which the bridge was placed was a peninsula.
Once you walk west under the bridge, you'll see a concrete walkway ramp which leads up to the London Bridge visitors' center where there are some historical photos and other information about the bridge and other attractions and points of interest within about a 100-mile radius of Lake Havasu City.
www.roadtripamerica.com /places/havasu.htm   (461 words)

  
  Lake Havasu City Convention & Visitors Bureau • Arizona
The first "London Bridge" was built by the Romans in 43 A.D. They built a temporary pontoon bridge which was planks laid across a row of anchored boats, or they may have used ferry boats.
The next record of a bridge was 984 when a report was recorded of a widow and her son who had driven pins into the image of a man. The woman, who was thought to be a witch, was taken to the London Bridge and drowned while her son escaped.
Reconstructing the London Bridge in Lake Havasu City was done in the same manner as the Egyptians built pyramids.
www.golakehavasu.com /londonbridge.html   (1183 words)

  
  London Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Various arches of the bridge collapsed at various points, and houses on the bridge were burnt during Wat Tyler's Peasants' Revolt in 1381 and Jack Cade's rebellion in 1450, during which a pitched battle was fought on the bridge.
Rennie's bridge was constructed from Dartmoor granite, with a length of 928 feet (283 m) and a width of 49 feet (15 m).
The current London Bridge was constructed by contractors John Mowlem from 1967 to 1972, and opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 17 March 1973.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/London_Bridge   (1758 words)

  
 London Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The population of the bridge was such that it was made a ward of the City with its own alderman, which it retained until the 18th century.
Rennie's bridge was constructed from Dartmoor granite, with a length of 928 feet (283 m)and a width of 49 feet (15 m).
The current London Bridge was constructed by contractors John Mowlem from 1967 to 1972, and opened by Elizabeth II in 1973.
www.lighthousepoint.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/London_Bridge   (1582 words)

  
 Millennium Bridge (London) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The London Millennium Footbridge is a pedestrian-only steel suspension bridge crossing the River Thames in London, England, between the existing Southwark Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge, linking Bankside with the City.
The bridge alignment is such that a clear view of St Paul's south facade is presented from across the river, framed by the bridge supports, thus providing one of London's most photogenic views of the cathedral.
The bridge was completed at a cost of £18.2m (£2.2m over budget) and opened on June 10, 2000 (2 months late) but unexpected lateral vibration (resonant structural response) caused the bridge to be closed on June 12 for modifications.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/London_Millennium_Bridge   (943 words)

  
 London Bridge — FactMonster.com
The early wooden bridge (963–75) was replaced (1176–1209) by a stone bridge with houses and a chapel.
In 1968, London Bridge was dismantled and purchased by Lake Havasu City, Ariz. In 1973 a new concrete bridge replaced the old one.
London Bridge was the only bridge over the Thames in London until the construction (1739–50) of Westminster Bridge.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/world/A0830211.html   (188 words)

  
 London Bridge is Located in or near Lake Havasu, Arizona and was visted by the Traveling Webmaster on 28 March 2004. ...
London Bridge is Located in or near Lake Havasu, Arizona and was visted by the Traveling Webmaster on 28 March 2004.
The bridge was a replacement for a series of bridges that date back to medieval times, inspiring the children's rhyme, "London Bridge Is Falling Down." This iteration of the London Bridge was constructed back in the 1830s.
When it was realized that the London Bridge was, sinking into the Thames because it was not adequate for the increase in traffic the old bridge was replaced, once again, by a modern concrete span and its stones were put up for sale in 1967.
havewebsiteswilltravel.com /community/view_where/London_Bridge18.html   (738 words)

  
 London Bridge. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The early wooden bridge (963–75) was replaced (1176–1209) by a stone bridge with houses and a chapel.
The bridge was many times damaged by fire and was finally removed in 1832 after the opening of a new bridge in 1831.
In 1968, London Bridge was dismantled and purchased by Lake Havasu City, Ariz. In 1973 a new concrete bridge replaced the old one.
www.bartleby.com /65/lo/LondonBr.html   (172 words)

  
 Dragonwing - The London Bridge
That bridge is the "London Bridge" that was dismantled, exported, and reassembled at Lake Havasu in Arizona.
The medieval bridge was dismantled utterly after the "New Bridge" was opened, and aside from a few carved objects made as souvenirs from some of the original pilings (and various pieces of stonework that were actually eighteenth-century additions to the original bridge), nothing remains but pictures.
While the nobility was tilting on the bridge, the boatmen were tilting beneath it, shooting the bridge while plying their "lances" at stationary targets on the bridge starlings.
www.midtown.net /dragonwing/col9802.htm   (2972 words)

  
 Design Build Network - London Bridge Tower, London
Central London has been the focal point for many prestigious developments in recent years, but while the Swiss Re Tower development has taken its fair share of headlines, the south bank of the Thames is also attracting plenty of attention.
The Greater London Authority (GLA) headquarters set the tone for flagship buildings south of the river, but the London Bridge Tower project may yet put it in the shade, dramatically altering the face of the south bank in the process.
The team behind the London Bridge Tower has also gone to great lengths to ensure that the structure is sensitive to the environment, on both a local and a global level.
www.designbuild-network.com /projects/london-bridge   (2017 words)

  
 London bridge is falling down Nursery Rhyme, History and Origins
The first London Bridge was made of wood and clay and was fortified or re-built with the various materials mentioned in the children's nursery rhyme.
The first stone bridge was designed by Peter de Colechurch and built in 1176 and took 33 years to build and featured twenty arches the dimensions of which were sixty feet high and thirty feet wide and was complete with tower and gates.
London Bridge survived the Great Fire of London in 1666 but its arches and foundations were weakened.
www.rhymes.org.uk /london-bridge-is-falling-down.htm   (427 words)

  
 CNN.com - London's wobbly bridge reopens - February 22, 2002
Queen Elizabeth II officially inaugurated the completed bridge at a dedication ceremony which was preceded by a service in St Paul's Cathedral.
If enough people are on the bridge, their lateral push eventually exceeds the structure's damping force, or its resistance to movement.
The engineers are confident that the bridge is solid, and that the public will forget the criticism that followed the first opening when it re-opens on Friday.
edition.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/02/22/london.bridge   (566 words)

  
 Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The first bridge was built by the Romans in 43 AD They built a temporary pontoon bridge which was planks laid across a row of anchored boats, or they may have used fiery boats.
The next record of a bridge was 984 when a report was recorded of a widow and her son who had driven pins into the image of a man. The woman was taken to the London Bridge and drowned while her son escaped.
Reconstructing the Bridge in Lake Havasu City was done in the same manner as the Egyptians built pyramids.
www.havasuchamber.com /lbridge.htm   (1529 words)

  
 Dragonwing - The London Bridge
That bridge is the "London Bridge" that was dismantled, exported, and reassembled at Lake Havasu in Arizona.
The medieval bridge was dismantled utterly after the "New Bridge" was opened, and aside from a few carved objects made as souvenirs from some of the original pilings (and various pieces of stonework that were actually eighteenth-century additions to the original bridge), nothing remains but pictures.
By and by, the bridge became completely lined on both sides: it was said to have been possible for a pedestrian to go halfway across the bridge unaware that he was on a bridge at all.
midtown.net /dragonwing/col9802.htm   (2973 words)

  
 London Bridge is tourist bait in Lake Havasu City, Arizona
In the late '60s, the London Bridge was sinking into the clay of London, England's Thames River.
For the next three years, workers disassembled the bridge in London, then flew its bricks to America where they were hauled to then-tiny Lake Havasu City where they were reassembled over a newly dug out lagoon alongside Lake Havasu.
Nowadays, the London Bridge is one of Arizona's biggest attractions.
www.outwestnewspaper.com /london.html   (350 words)

  
 London Bridge Story
There were several old proverbs about old London bridge one said 'If London Bridge had fewer eyes it would see better,' and' London Bridge was made for wise men to go over and fools to go under.' Pointing out the dangers of the old passage starlings.
In 1758, a temporary wooden bridge was built over the Thames while repairs to the old bridge were carried out, that was destroyed by fire, it was supposed by some footman dropping his link among the woodwork.
And by 1823, in sheer desperation a new bridge was built 100 feet westward of the old one, and in 1824 Mr Rennie began work on removing 182 houses of the old bridge.
knowledgeoflondon.com /londonbridge.html   (478 words)

  
 London History: From the Roman Period to the 20th Century
Though the regularity of London's original street grid may indicate that the initial inhabitants were the military, trade and commerce soon followed.
By the early 2nd century, London had spread west of the Walbrook and a military fort was erected near the amphitheatre which itself was rebuilt in stone.
London was arranging its own defence and, only ten years later, the Emperor Honorius renounced his responsibility for the British Provinces.
britannia.com /history/londonhistory   (1188 words)

  
 tourist information on London Bridge, London : tourist information from TourUK
These is no written record of a bridge here until about AD 984, but excavations in 1981 uncovered what may have been the foundations of one of the piers of a Roman bridge.
The bridge was rebuilt of wood over the years and used as the main defence against invaders.
This gate was the main bastion of the bridge and the city's southern defences.
www.touruk.co.uk /london_bridges/london_bridge1.htm   (645 words)

  
 London Bridge Resort - History of the London Bridge
PURCHASED: The London Bridge was purchased on April 18, 1968 for a bid of $2,460,000 from the City of London by Robert P. McCulloch, Sr., founder of Lake Havasu City.
The City of London, Arizona Corporation was formed and each October, during London Bridge Days, a “Quit Rent Ceremony” is performed and dignitaries of Lake Havasu present a Hopi Kachina doll to visiting English dignitaries.
The next record of a London Bridge is 984 when a woman, who was thought to be a witch, was drowned at London Bridge.
www.londonbridgeresort.com /history/london_bridge.html   (508 words)

  
 Tower of London Tour: Surrounding Area   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Her Majesty's Tower of London is situated in East London on the boundaries of the boroughs of Stepney and the City of London.
The Bridge was built between 1886 and 1894 by the City of London Corporation to link the southeastern suburbs with the city and eastern London.
The river foreshore in front of the Tower of London, which is part of the Tower lands, is used as a pleasure beach by children.
www.toweroflondontour.com /tolarea.html   (299 words)

  
 The London Bridge Museum & Educational Trust   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Many tradesmen brought their specialities to the bridge and it was soon nearly completely covered with buildings.
The present version of the song "London Bridge is Falling Down - My Fair Lady " though based on the old Norse saga, was composed in the 13th century when the unpopular Queen Eleanor was given the tolls from the bridge as a present from her husband, Henry III, in 1269.
The bridge finally returned to the control of the City of London in 1281, but that winter with heavy ice pushing against the bridge, the ill-maintained structure suffered severe damage with five arches collapsing into the water, and a temporary timber bridge had to be built for that part.
www.oldlondonbridge.com /earlymediaeval.shtml   (435 words)

  
 Southwark Council | Discover Southwark | Historic Southwark | London Bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The first London Bridge was built by Romans sometime after AD43 and some of its wooden remains have been uncovered on the north side of the river.
It would have been this bridge that was in place during Charles Dickens youth and he remembers it in Great Expectations, when Pip crossed it in great despair, having recently learned that Estella was to be married to Drummle.
This bridge was widened in 1902, and was the bridge that Dickens had in mind during Oliver Twist.
www.southwark.gov.uk /DiscoverSouthwark/HistoricSouthwark/LondonBridge.html   (502 words)

  
 London Bridge Hotel - London - London Bridge Hotel Bewertungen - TripAdvisor
OK, der Preis war für Londoner Verhältnisse erstaunlich günstig (unter 200 GBP die Nacht).
der Tower of London waren in gehbarer Reichweite.
Wir waren sehr mit dem London Bridge Hotel zufrieden – alles war genau wie auf der Internetseite dargestellt und es lag sehr nah an der London Bridge Station.
www.tripadvisor.de /Hotel_Review-g186338-d192044-Reviews-London_Bridge_Hotel-London_England.html   (816 words)

  
 London Bridge Hospital - Home Page
London Bridge Hospital has established an international reputation for offering the best in private healthcare.
We provide the very highest standards of clinical skills and nursing care across a wide range of specialties in a comfortable, newly-refurbished hospital overlooking the River Thames and Tower Bridge within easy reach of the City and south-eastern counties.
Offering a wide range of specialties and services the London Bridge Hospital will be able to help with your healthcare needs.
www.londonbridgehospital.com   (131 words)

  
 London Bridge Hotel, London - Hotel Information
The London Bridge Hotel Is An Independently Owned, 4 Star Establishment, Which Opened In Autumn 1998, Is In An Ideal Location On The Edge Of The City Of London.
All The Rooms At The London Bridge Have Satellite Tv, Voicemail, Internet Access, Mini Bar, Tea/coffee Making Facilities, Hairdryer, Trouser Press, Safe (large Enough To Take A Laptop Computer), Modem And Fax Port.
The London Bridge Hotel Provides Five Conference Rooms For Meetings Or Private Dining For 8 100 People.
www.4hotelreservationslondon.com /london-bridge-hotel-info.php   (204 words)

  
 London Bridge Hotel - Londres - Críticas de London Bridge Hotel - TripAdvisor
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 London Bridge Hotel, London, SE1 9SG @ London Discount Hotel - London hotels at discount prices.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
London Bridge Hotel, London, SE1 9SG @ London Discount Hotel - London hotels at discount prices.
Colour TV The independently-owned, 4 star London Bridge Hotel, which opened in Autumn '98, is in an ideal location on the edge of the City of London.
London Bridge Hotel is only 10 mins from the Waterloo Eurostar terminal.
www.london-discount-hotel.com /hotelinfo_id__132   (372 words)

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