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london bridge I wondered if someone could tell me whether it is true or not the story that the real London bridge is not the current one but it is a smaller one somewhere else in London. thanks
Jun 11, 2015 10:22 PM
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I seem to recall seeing reports that an earlier London Bridge was transported to Lake Havasu City, California, in the 1960s.
June 11, 2015
The real name of the famous bridge is "Tower bridge" "London bridge" is a bridge that is west of the "Tower bridge". You can find them easily in Google maps. I love London.
June 11, 2015
I don't know what you mean by 'the real London bridge is not the current one'. What??? Sorry, but that makes no sense in any language! If you mean 'Is it true that the fancy bridge over the Thames with the elaborate towers isn't in fact called London Bridge?' then yes, it's true. The iconic image of London, which you see on all the postcards and souvenirs, is Tower Bridge. It's famous, but not particularly old - it was built at the end of the 19th century. London Bridge is to the west of Tower Bridge. It's called London Bridge because was the first one to to be built. There's been London Bridge since Roman times, 2000 years ago, but it has been replaced on a number of occasions. The current one is a plain steel and concrete construction, opened in 1973. The previous London Bridge, a Victorian stone arched bridge, was taken apart stone by stone and rebuilt in Arizona in the USA. There's a myth that the Americans bought it by mistake because they thought that they were getting the fancier Tower Bridge! Probably not true, though.
June 12, 2015
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