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6 Roadside Landmarks

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London Bridge: Lake Havasu City, Arizona

London Bridge in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, was moved from England, where the bridge was sinking into the Thames. Learn about this attraction.
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After local authorities determined the old London Bridge, built in 1831, was sinking into the Thames River, the crumbling granite went up for auction as plans were drawn for a replacement.

The winning bidder -- Lake Havasu City founder Robert McCulloch -- paid about $2.5 million for the old one, then shipped it to Long Beach, trucked it to Arizona, and rebuilt it over a manufactured lagoon as a tourist attraction. It was rededicated in 1971.

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Let's move farther west and take a look at one of L.A.'s famous landmarks -- the Hollywood sign -- on the next page.

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