Well, OK, it’s actually standing just fine…but if you’re looking for it, you won’t find it spanning the Thames. Back in the 60s, they sold London Bridge (which is not Tower Bridge, the bridge you’re probably thinking of when you read “London Bridge”), whereupon it was moved, stone by stone, to a desolate spot in the Arizona desert near the banks of the Colorado River. (The Fergie song would have to wait another four decades.)
That desolate spot is now the resort town of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, and it’s more or less the hub of a sprawling (if still pretty small) radio market that stretches for more than a hundred miles from Kingman and Bullhead City, Arizona to Laughlin, Nevada to Needles, California and down to Lake Havasu and nearby Parker, with gobs and gobs of translators helping to relay signals from one town to the next.
And if you’re really thinking of going there to see London Bridge? Don’t bother – it’s pretty underwhelming, as remote tourism destinations go. And anyway, I’ve already done the work of photographing the towers for you…check ’em out on Tower Site of the Week!