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February 27, 2014 - Filed under: London Bridge — Mandy

DID YOU KNOW…………..US CUSTOMS DECLARATION MADE LONDON BRIDGE THE WORLDS LARGEST ANTIQUE EVER SOLD????

London Bridge wasn’t exactly falling down in the 1960s, but it was sinking under the weight of modern traffic. When London decided to build another bridge to replace it, the 1831 bridge was put up for sale. the winning bid was from Robert McCulloch, American entrepreneur and chairman of an oil company.

He paid $2,460,000 plus the shopping cost of around $240,000 to take the bridge to America piece by piece. He bought it as a tourist attraction to entice people to vacation and retire in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, a planned community he had established a few years earlier. It took three years and several million dollars more to rebuild the bridge!

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