The World Famous London Bridge, formally spanning the River Thames in London, England, was purchased, dismantled and reconstructed in Lake Havasu City, Arizona 50 years ago by entrepreneur and visionary Robert P. McCulloch. Today, the London Bridge serves as one of Arizona’s iconic tourist landmarks, spanning 930 feet across a manmade canal from the Colorado River linking an island to the mainland.

In 2021, our Lake Havasu City Public Works crews replaced nearly 700 down lighting fixtures and wiring, which was originally installed in the 1970s. In keeping with the current lighting scheme and recognizing the importance of the London Bridge being both an historical attraction and tourist destination, the new LED fixtures have the same color temperature as it appeared before throughout the year with more clarity, along with the capability for each fixture to change colors. With a cloud-based lighting software program, we can provide dynamic lighting scenes to draw attention to important causes, and promote Lake Havasu City, special events, and holidays.   

Throughout the year, several different scenes are displayed, including patriotic colors, pink for Breast Cancer Awareness and purple for Domestic Violence Awareness months, purple and gold for LHHS Varsity Football game days, green for Saint Patrick’s Day, and spooky colors for Halloween. Overall, there are over 25 different scenes programmed into the lighting system to account for several different holidays and commemorative occasions. Below is the current annual bridge lighting schedule.

New Year's Day Multiple Colors
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Red/White/Blue
Valentine's Day Pink/Red
Presidents Day Red/White/Blue
St. Patrick's Day Green
First Day of Spring Pastels
Vietnam Veterans Day Red/White/Blue
Arbor Day Green
Peace Officers Memorial Day Blue
Memorial Day Weekend Red/White/Blue
Flag Day Red/White/Blue
Independence Day Red/White/Blue
Labor Day Weekend Red/White/Blue
9/11 Red/Blue
LHHS Varsity Football Game Days Purple/Gold
National First Responders Day Blue/Red
Halloween Purple/Green/Negative
Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness Pink/Purple
Fall Fighters Day/Fire Prevention Week Red
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Blue/Pink
London Bridge Founders Day/Dedication Day Red/White/Blue

LHHS Varsity Football Game Days Purple/Gold
Alzheimer’s and Dementia and Caregiver’s Awareness Month Purple
Operation Green Light for Veterans Green
Veterans Day Red/White/Blue
World Prematurity Day Purple
Thanksgiving Red/Orange/Yellow

Holiday Lighting Red/Green/Gold/White
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Red/White/Blue
New Year's Eve Multiple Colors