Re­lo­ca­tion of a Bridge Across the Ocean伦敦桥跨洋移居

Special Focus - - SOCIETY - By Aisin Gioro Huayi 文 |爱新觉罗·华苡

On Lake Havasu in the state of Ari­zona in the U.S. stands the Lon­don Bridge, which was orig­i­nally built in the U.K. and oddly found a sec­ond home abroad.

In the early 1960s, of­fi­cials in Eng­land made a trou­bling dis­cov­ery: Lon­don Bridge was fall­ing down. The bridge over 130 years of age was then un­equipped for mod­ern traf­fic. It was slowly sink­ing into the River Thames at a rate of one inch every eight years and be­came a hid­den risk for Lon­don.

在美国的亚利桑那州哈瓦苏湖上,矗立着一座原建于英国的著名的伦敦桥,这座桥离奇迁移在异国安了家。

二十世纪六十年代早期,英国官员们不安地发现,伦敦桥正在下沉。这座桥龄逾130年的大桥已经不能适应现代交通的需求。它正以每8年1英寸的速度慢慢沉入泰晤士河,成为伦敦市的隐患,于是市政府决定重新建造伦敦桥。

如何处置废弃的伦敦桥,已提到市政府议事日程。

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