Traffic Accident Damages Lake Havasu City's London Bridge
December 22, 2014 at 12:05 am
It isn't falling down, but London Bridge in Lake Havasu City sustained damage in a recent traffic accident and could take up to three months to repair.
The Arizona Republic reported that rainy weather created a slick road across the bridge, which contributed to a driver losing control of his pickup truck and plowing into the bridge's granite railing. No one was hurt.
The bridge was originally built in London in 1831. By 1962, it wasn't sturdy enough to handle modern car traffic, so the city sold it to Lake Havasu City founder Robert McCulloch. The rebuilt bridge opened in 1971.
The bridge's age makes repairs more difficult since few companies do that kind of work anymore, city officials said. The repair cost is expected to be between $75,000 and $100,000.
(Photo: Pat Robidoux | Lake Havasu City)