Here is the famous London Bridge at Lake Havasu, Arizona!
A visit to this famous place is an easy trip (about 2.30h drive) from Las Vegas. You can also go via Kingman, Arizona and see some nostalgic artifacts of Route 66.
London Bridge at Lake Havasu History
Dating back to the 1830s, the London Bridge was disassembled in 1967 and transported piece by piece to the new location. The newly rebuilt bridge has a reinforced structure, but all the original elements are there.
What is interesting to note, is that every single piece has been numbered in order to be reassembled. If you look very attentively you can still see the numbers.
London Bridge numbered pieces
I found them and photographed them, because this is not something you can see every day… In this photo below, the numbers can be seen under the swallow’s nests, painted white :)
The whole history of this construction is very interesting, and you can find many exciting details in the Lake Havasu City official website
Nevertheless, London bridge is the main attraction of the town (called Lake Havasu City). However, the beautiful lake Havasu itself and the riparian area also attract many tourists all year long. The place is always busy with lots of resorts, restaurants, beaches, villas and there is even a Mall.
Here is a digital painting I made from my original photograph. Click on the photos for more details!
An organized tour to London Bridge at Lake Havasu from Las Vegas
It is definitely worth visiting London Bridge at Lake Havasu, which is one of the Near Las Vegas Attractions. You can do it by yourself or join an organized tour.
The advantage of the second option is that you can do and see more. Colorado River Jet Boat Tour plus London Bridge and Oatman Ghost Town has a lot to offer. You will go there not by the road, but by water. Yes, you heard well: a Jet Boat will take you on the Colorado River right there! The tour also offers a visit to the Oatman Ghost Town near Kingman.
** If you are interested in ghost towns, this trip is also part of a list of tours to haunted places in and nearby Las Vegas. After the tour, please come back and share with us your experience here on this page.
Water, water everywhere, even in the desert of Arizona :)