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2011-12: Who Am I?
« on: December 13, 2011, 12:52:29 am »

I'm neither a prince of bridges, nor by any span a pauper.  But my history is rich, if yet unlikely.



Who Am I?
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Re: Who Am I?
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2011, 07:32:22 am »

Bridge in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

It Is The Old London Bridge
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Re: Who Am I?
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2011, 08:53:58 pm »

Good call - I am the John Rennie’s 19th-century London Bridge after my float across the Atlantic.



While balustrades have been added for safety, and the boats passing under me are powered with motors and not armed oars, I look remarkably similar to the way I appeared in days gone by.



I think I'm happier in the Arizona dry, but do miss the culture.

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Re: 2011-12: Who Am I?
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2011, 09:09:11 pm »

Whats My prize?

Send It To Al Franken
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Re: 2011-12: Who Am I?
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2011, 09:39:26 pm »

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Re: 2011-12: Who Am I?
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2011, 02:05:59 pm »

By the way, I found it because it looked like it was from the UK, so I looked at a bunch of pictures, and compared them till I found out what it was.

It is amazing that they even moved it all the way from the UK, to the US.
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Re: 2011-12: Who Am I?
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2011, 03:25:10 pm »

Nice detective work!

I included a hint with the prince and the pauper references, as this bridge is prominent in Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper.

And it is really a testament to the eccentricity of the wealthy, that the guy who became best know as the chainsaw magnate and husband to lil' Ms. Briggs (of Briggs and Stratton fame) decided to found a city in the desert of Arizona, and move a concrete bridge across the ocean.  Build it and they will come... and come they have.
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Re: 2011-12: Who Am I?
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2011, 05:08:08 pm »

"Prince and the Pauper", I did not put that together, but It did hint on England
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