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Letters from the week of 5 – 11 June, 2017

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A bridge sent to nowhere

Thank you for your Pentecost editorial, and the comments about the London Bridge atrocity.

Just one small point, though. Did you realise that the illustration that accompanied it was of the old 19th-century stone-arched London Bridge, now in the USA at Lake Havasu City, and not the more modern box girder bridge built from concrete and steel one that replaced it in 1973?

I look forward to receiving your newsletter each week, and thank you for it.

Michael Brian
St Peter's Formby
Formby, near Liverpool. UK
5 June 2017

Editor: Yes, we knew that it was a historical picture. Thank you for noticing. If you click on the picture, you will be taken to a page showing its provenance, which included the date of the photograph, 1936. The man who bought the London Bridge and shipped it to Arizona was 24 years old at the time. Who knows? He might have seen that photograph and decided 'I want that'. You can use an image search site to find a photograph of the bridge in its current location.

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