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Oct. 10, 1971: At the dedication of the rebuilt London Bridge in Lake Havasu City are from left: the Lord Mayor of London, Sir Peter Studd, C.V. Wood Jr. Arizona Gov. Jack Williams and Robert P. McCulloch Sr. the developer of Lake Havasu City who bought the bridge. This photo was published in the Oct. 11, 1981 Times to illustrate a 10th-anniversary story.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Library file photo
September 1971: With $7,000 in prizes up for grabs, Lake Havasu City residents show off costumes for the upcoming October 1971 dedication of the London Bridge. This photo was published in the Sept. 26, 1971 Times.
March 18, 1968: Holding pieces of stone from the London Bridge are, from left, Ivan Luckin, London councillor, London City Engineer Harold King and British Consul Gen. A.A.E. Franklin. Luckin and King were in Los Angeles to sell the bridge.
July 4, 1968: A piece of the London Bridge stonework is unloaded at Long Beach Harbor on its way from London to Lake Havasu City.
May 19, 1969: Sections of the London Bridge are unloaded at the Port of Long Beach after arrival on the Swedish ship Agne.
August 1971: Water again flows under the London Bridge, but it’s from the Colorado River, not the Thames. Dredging of a waterway for the relocated bridge at Lake Havasu City is nearing completion. This photo was published in the Aug. 10, 1971 Times.
Sept. 17, 1971: The reconstructed London Bridge at Lake Havasu City is almost finished except for landscaping.
September 1971: An aerial photo of London Bridge at its new home in Lake Havasu City several weeks before its dedication.