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    THE HISTORIC LONDON BRIDGE MAY HAVE A NEW HOME IN THE UNITED STATES. ACCORDING TO?

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    THE HISTORIC LONDON BRIDGE MAY HAVE A NEW HOME IN THE UNITED STATES. ACCORDING TO REPORTS IN LONDON TODAY, THE BRIDGE HAS BEEN SOLD TO THE MCCULLOCH COMPANY AND IT WILL BE RE-ERECTED IN ARIZONA.

    THE PRICE WAS NOT DISCLOSED BUT AN UNOFFICIAL ESTIMATE PUT IT AT GBP1,000,000 STERLING. THE MCCULLOCH COMPANY SAID IT PLANNED TO REBUILD LONDON BRIDGE AT LAKE HAVASU CITY, WHICH IS A RESORT AREA ON THE COLORADO RIVER.

    THE LONDON CITY CORPORATION HAS NOT CONFIRMED THE SALE BUT AN ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE MADE TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AT SIMULTANEOUS NEWS CONFERENCES IN LONDON AND NEW YORK. LAKE HAVASU IS ON THE BOUNDARY OF WESTERN ARIZONA AND SOUTH-WESTERN CALIFORNIA. THE MCCULLOCH COMPANY HAS SAID THE BRIDGE WILL BE THE RESORT AREA'S BIGGEST ATTRACTION.

    LONDON BRIDGE WAS BUILT 137 YEARS AGO TO REPLACE THE BRIDGE IN THE OLD NURSERY RHYME, "LONDON BRIDGE IS FALLING DOWN". WOULD-BE BUYERS HAVE INCLUDED A JAPANESE AND A TEXAS MILLIONAIRE. DISMANTLING OPERATIONS HAVE ALREADY BEGUN AND A NEW CONCRETE BRIDGE COSTING MORE THAN GBP4,000,000 STERLING WILL BE BUILT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACH090KA3687RDZR1EVT2030B5
    Media URN:
    VLVACH090KA3687RDZR1EVT2030B5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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