LONDON, ENGLAND - London's City Fathers, who have been smarting from public outcry since the original London Bridge was dismantled and carted away to the Arizona desert, think they finally have a way to make it up to the British people.
They have purchased the Brooklyn Bridge and plan to have it dismantled and shipped over to London for use across the Thames.
"We made a huge mistake auctioning off our beloved London bridge," said Clive Cuddleston, spokesman for the City of London. "We should never have done. When that American bloke, Robert McCulloch, won the bid, we were dismayed. We never imagined it would leave the London area, let alone England! We had no idea someone would spend $7,000,000 to have it dismantled and shipped off to America!"
Multi-millionaire Robert McCulloch, who founded Lake Havasu City, Arizona in 1964, won the old bridge with a $2,460,000 bid in 1968 when the City of London auctioned it off.
"When we heard the Brooklyn Bridge was for sale, we jumped on it," continued Cuddleston, "and we outbid Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Al-Saud, which is not an easy thing to do. British children from all over the realm sent in pence, shillings, and pounds they collected to help us buy the bridge. So we're quite overjoyed! We think the British people will be chuffed to bits to drive and tramp across a real American bridge!"