Why did London get rid of the London Bridge?
Thomas of Canterbury. In fact, there were about 200 buildings on the bridge, according to Green. With so much development, the bridge became constricted — not to mention the bathroom facilities dropped straight into the Thames — so the city started removing the buildings in the 18th century.
How did the London Bridge get to Lake Havasu?
The bridge traveled by boat from London 10,000 miles to Long Beach, California where it was then trucked to Havasu. It took three years to get all the pieces half way around the world to Havasu.
How much did the Americans buy London Bridge for?
45 years ago today, London Bridge was sold to American oil tycoon Robert P McCulloch for a cool $2,460,000. The landmark was subsequently dismantled and shipped over to Lake Havasu in Arizona, where it was reassembled and still stands today.
How much did McCulloch pay for the London Bridge?
McCulloch paid $2,460,000—plus shipping costs of around $240,000—to bring the bridge over, piece by piece. He bought the structure as a tourist attraction to entice people to vacation and potentially retire in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., a planned community he established a few years earlier.