London Arch

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London Arch in 2014

London Arch (formerly London Bridge) is an offshore natural arch formation in the Port Campbell National Park, Australia. The arch is a significant tourist attraction along the Great Ocean Road near Port Campbell in Victoria. This stack was formed by a gradual process of erosion, and until 1990 formed a complete double-span natural bridge.

The span closer to the shoreline collapsed unexpectedly on 15 January 1990,[1] leaving two tourists (Kelli Harrison and David Darrington) stranded on the outer span before being rescued by police helicopter.[2] No one was injured in the event. Prior to the collapse, the arch was known as London Bridge because of its similarity to its namesake.

London Bridge before collapse

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  1. ^ Woodroffe, C. D. (2002). Coasts: form, process and evolution. Cambridge University Press. p. 156. ISBN 978-0-521-01183-9. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Collapsing-cliff warning". The Canberra Times: 5. 17 January 1990. Retrieved 24 April 2017.

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Media related to London Arch at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 38°37′19″S 142°55′57″E / 38.62194°S 142.93250°E / -38.62194; 142.93250