From: My Mother, although my Father had some small part.
The original one (if you don't take into account the various Roman ones), had many fires among all the houses and shops that had been built on it, but I don't think the bridge itself ever fell down. The one that replaced sort of fell down as it was slowly sinking into the Thames and was dismantled, and bought by an American, who shipped it to I think Arizona and then put it back together (talk about an ego project). And now we have the current one, which pretty much lacks any character at all.
So....I am guessing you are not so old to have viewed the ones that had the fires But is it the one in Arizona that you have seen or the current one in London?
It was not an ego project, it was a tourist project. Yes, I have been to Arionza.
I repeat, I have been to London bridge.
Unfortunately, I have also been to Chicago.
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