The collapse of one arch of the London Bridge rock formation on January 15th 1990 was a significant event for Peterborough residents.
London Bridge is a major local tourist attraction. Prior to the collapse tourists could walk across the arches onto the rock platform and it was a regular fishing spot. The collapse of the arch was a significant event for the town. The site is still an important tourist stop. The rockfall occurred after two recent events - a helicopter hit the arch and crashed, no one injured; and the earthquake in Newcastle NSW.
Two full page articles about the rock formation London Bridge falling down, and the people who were stranded on the rock platform