Definitely not the "original" London Bridge, but more likely the 4rd or 5th (or 6th or 7th if you're counting bridges that were rebuilt due to fire).Arizona is one of the most unique states in the US and it contains many notable tourist attractions from the Grand Canyon to the Tucson Airplane Boneyard. But did you know that Arizona is now also the home of the famous London Bridge? Yes, the legendary bridge that is immortalized through nursery rhymes, built in the mid-1800s and used to cross the River Thames in England’s capital over 5,400 miles away past the Continental United States and the Atlantic Ocean, now resides in the Mojave Desert at Lake Havasu. But how did the London Bridge end up in the American Southwest? The story behind this old bridge is one that is both strange and fascinating, and also one that involves many other factors such as the effect of automobiles on architecture, eccentric billionaires, ghost stories and even small towns that were built into cities from the ground up. So without further ado, let’s dive into the history of how London Bridge ended up in Arizona.
I know what you mean.For the record, I don't like driving on high crazy bridges. Yikes!! Scary!!
OMG!! I literally reacted to your bridge experience story by feeling like I was up high on that bridge too! That is really scary. There is a bridge/overpass very similar to that in Dallas, at least I think it is by your story. When I approach it, I pause my radio, no sound, clutch the steering wheel with both hands and focus totally until I'm off of that overpass. I don't think I even breathe. The most dangerous part is you have another overpass merging into your space and you have a total blind spot, so you can't see the approaching vehicle until the merge happens. Totally freaks me out. I try to avoid this area as much as possible by taking alternative routs. OMG!!I know what you mean.
A few miles from me, two major A roads join at an angle at a roundabout. One of the roads has a short, single lane, narrow and curving flyover allowing one to avoid that roundabout which can become very congested. On top of that, it has low barriers that can be seen right through to the ground, so it feels like you could just fall off the side. I made the mistake of using it once as I didn't realise how high it would look and got a serious fright, almost freezing on the spot as I don't have a head for heights - not a good move in a moving car on a twisting road sitting above a roundabout. Never again Tiffs, I can tell you!
Wow tiffs, that sports car looks amazing. Do you know the make and model?