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Lake Havasu City in Mohave County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Robert P. McCulloch, Sr.

 
 
Robert P. McCulloch, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 2003
1. Robert P. McCulloch, Sr. Marker
Inscription. [Upper Plaque]:
In grateful memory
Robert P. McCulloch, Sr.
Whose purchase of London Bridge
in 1968
saved it for the enjoyment and use
of posterity

[Lower Plaque]:
October 10, 1981
on this 150th Anniversary
London Bridge
was formally dedicated to the
citizens of Lake Havasu City

 
Erected 1981 by Citizens of Lake Havasu City.
 
Location. 34° 28.328′ N, 114° 20.811′ W. Marker is in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, in Mohave County. Marker is on McCulloch Boulevard North, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake Havasu City AZ 86403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City Founders (within shouting distance of this marker); London Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); British – American Friendship (about 300 feet away); James A. Wheeler Park and Freedom Fountain (approx. 0.6 miles away).
 
Regarding Robert P. McCulloch, Sr.. This London Bridge was designed by engineer John Rennie and completed by his son (of the same name) over a seven-year
London Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2003
2. London Bridge
period from 1824 to 1831. On 18 April 1968, Rennie's bridge was sold to the American entrepreneur Robert P. McCulloch of McCulloch Oil for US $2,460,000. A popular urban legend is that he believed mistakenly that he was buying the more impressive Tower Bridge, although McCulloch denied this. As the bridge was disassembled, each piece was numbered to aid reassembly and those markings can still be seen today. The bridge was reconstructed at Lake Havasu City, Arizona and re-dedicated on October 10, 1971. The reconstruction of Rennie's London Bridge spans a man-made canal that leads from Lake Havasu to Thomson Bay, and forms the centerpiece of a theme park in English style, complete with mock-Tudor shopping mall. Rennie's London Bridge has become Arizona's second-biggest tourist attraction, after the Grand Canyon.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsMan-Made FeaturesRoads & Vehicles
 
Lake Havasu Paddle-wheeler with the London Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 2003
3. Lake Havasu Paddle-wheeler with the London Bridge
Robert P. McCulloch, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 29, 2012
4. Robert P. McCulloch, Sr. Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,551 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 9, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on October 1, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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