By Becky Maxedon
The London Bridge was dedicated in Lake Havasu City 50 years ago on Oct. 10, 1971. But it was already considered one of the oldest antiquities in the world.
The original bridge spanned the River Thames from 1831 until the visionary Robert P. McCulloch purchased it and brought it back to Lake Havasu City to be reconstructed to span the Bridgewater Channel.
It is now ready for its Golden Anniversary closeup and the celebration kicked off Friday morning beneath its impressive arches.
Go Lake Havasu’s President and CEO Terence Concannon, Mayor Cal Sheehy, Lake Havasu Museum of History’s Executive Director Hannah Rangel and Jan Kassis, Lake Havasu Visitor Center Director, were all on hand to kick off a month of special events to celebrate the anniversary.
Check out RiverScene Magazine’s YouTube video of Friday morning’s event. And go to the RSM events calendar to keep up to date with all the 50th Anniversary events.
And stay tuned for preview stories of events to come throughout the month of October.