Real Estate: London Bridge's Home on the Range

It was the American yen for famous British artifacts that brought the Queen Mary to Long Beach, Calif., as a floating museum. Last week the same yen gave London Bridge an even more improbable future home: the Arizona desert. For $2,460,000, California-based McCulloch Oil Corp. purchased the 136-year-old River Thames span from the City of London. The company will reassemble the 1,005-ft. structure over a canal at Lake Havasu City, a resort, light-industry and retirement town (pop.

3,000) that it is building on the east bank of the Colorado River, 235 air miles east of Los Angeles.

Over the centuries there...

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