Lake Havasu City, Arizona: London Bridge Team Field Report

McCulloch Blvd, Lake Havasu City, AZ
The bridge is on McCulloch Blvd, perpendicular to, and just west of, Hwy 95. Look for the signs.
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The real 950-foot-long bridge, moved here from England in the late 1960s. "Terror at London Bridge" was filmed here in 1985; "Piranha 3D" in 2009. Report...

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On a road trip out west I noticed a sign: "London Bridge Next Right." And I thought, "Yeah, right, London Bridge in Arizona," only to learn the story later at home. The next trip, around 2015, I did stop. It was Sunday evening and most of the businesses were closed, but the fountain was working and the ducks on the river greeted me in full force. The bridge is a work of art with an interesting history. I had a great burger and hot cup of joe (it was crisp fall windy day), fed the ducks, and was glad I stopped.

[John J, 04/05/2018]
London Bridge

The Winding Roads of Lake Havasu City -- The method to C.V. Wood's madness. In designing the city, founder Robert McCulloch, and designer, C.V. Wood wanted all streets of city to have some water view lots. There are some without, but by winding the roads around as they did, they, for the most part, succeeded in accomplishing their goal. I have been wandering these streets since 1972, but just learned of their desire for this goal about 10 years ago.

[Frank Stahl, 05/29/2015]
London Bridge

We just made a stop at the London Bridge in Lake Havasu City. The fountain was clean and running. The area did not look run down. We did see the telephone booth, which looked like it has been painted. We did not see a double-decker bus. There were businesses, although many had closed signs; not surprising given the temperature was 111 degrees.

[Karen and Doug Meyers, 07/24/2014]

London Bridge

This area hasn't changed much in the past three years that we've visited. The fountain has never worked, the phone booth has a plywood back wall, and the store-fronts look more like movie set props. Every year, we stand our daughter inside the phone booth and take her picture to see how much she's grown.

The flags and wrought-iron gates are in excellent condition. The double-decker bus must have been removed before we visited because we've never seen it.

The bridge itself is in great condition. You can still see many of the numbered bricks from the rebuilding of the bridge. The underside of the bridge is covered in swallows' nests. There are lots of things to do under the bridge along the waterway, from eateries to souvenir shops. One of the shops even sells bird food for a quarter a cup. You can use this food to do your own rendition of the movie, "Birds", by just walking under the bridge and showing the pigeons. At the top of the bridge sits the visitors center. You can purchase pieces of the bridge for $1.00 there and find lots of other fun local attractions.

Swallows nest and numbered bricks.

Don't forget to take a water taxi ride while your visiting the bridge.

[Deborah, 07/28/2009]

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