The 19th-century London Bridge that once spanned the River Thames in London, England, was dismantled in 1967 and relocated to Lake Havasu City, Arizona, where it still stands.
By 1962 it was decided that the bridge, dating from 1831, could not handle increasing levels of London road traffic and needed replacing. Following a search for potential buyers, it was sold to American entrepreneur Robert P McCulloch, who had all of the bridge’s exterior granite facing stone removed, numbered and shipped to the United States.
McCulloch was developing a new planned community in Arizona on the shore of Lake Havasu, where he had a new concrete bridge built and clad with the original stonework of the old London Bridge. Sir Gilbert Inglefield, Lord Mayor of London, ceremonially laid the foundation stone on September 23rd, 1968, and the reconstruction in Lake Havasu was completed in late 1971. The rededication of the bridge took place on October 10, 1971.
A persistent rumor that MCulloch mistakenly thought he was purchasing London’s more prominent Tower Bridge was never established as true.
The Daily Californian is the student-run newspaper covering the University of California, Berkeley campus and the city of Berkeley.
The newspaper has been independent of the university since 1971 and is run entirely by current or recently-graduated UC Berkeley students and published by the nonprofit Independent Berkeley Students Publishing Company, Inc.
Known informally as The Daily Cal, it is published every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday during the academic year and once a week during the summer. It has a daily paper circulation of approximately 10,000 copies and also publishes online.
LaGuardia Airport terminals for arrivals and departures are shown below. In case of terminal changes, contacting the airline to confirm before travel is advisable.
Air Canada B
American Airlines B
American Shuttle B
Delta C / D
Delta Shuttle C
Frontier Airlines C
JetBlue Airways A
Spirit Airlines B
Southwest Airlines C
United Airlines B
The official mascot of the University of California, Berkeley is Oski the Bear, who represents the university’s California Golden Bears sports teams.
Oski originated as a cartoon-strip character in Cal’s student newspaper, The Daily Californian, and made his real-life debut on September 27th, 1941, during Cal Football’s victory in a season opener against the Saint Mary’s Gaels. Previously, Cal had used live bears at games as mascots.
Oski is named after the old ‘Oski Yell’ that was once regularly chanted at football and basketball games, but now rarely heard.