Keep An Eye On The Old London Bridge That's Now In Arizona, Live On This Webcam

Keep An Eye On The Old London Bridge That's Now In Arizona, Live On This Webcam
Keep An Eye On The Old London Bridge That's Now In Arizona, Live On This Webcam
London Bridge, Arizona. It probably won't look like this when you go on the webcam. Image: Shutterstock

Many people are familiar with the story of how John Rennie's 19th century granite London Bridge was sold off to an American oil tycoon in 1968. In exchange for $2,460,000, Robert P McCulloch was permitted to disassemble the Thames crossing, and piece it back together stone by stone, in Lake Havasu, Arizona. 50 years later, it remains an uncanny tourist attraction.

What Londoners may not know is that they needn't travel 5,400 miles to keep an eye on their erstwhile icon. Thanks to a 24/7 webcam, you can watch cars whizz over the bridge (not many red double-deckers, alas) while boats navigate through its arches — from the comfort of your London home.

In the darker hours, if you squint, you might almost imagine you're gazing on a low-rise London from days of yore.

The webcam does have an unfortunate habit of panning away from the bridge; give it a minute or two before shouting out indignantly, "They've only gone and sold the bloody thing!".

Last Updated 16 October 2018