The first bridge, which was built by Romans in 43 AD, was a temporary pontoon bridge. Soon after this, the first London Bridge was built. The next record of a London Bridge is 984 when a woman, who was thought to be a witch, was drowned at London Bridge. In 1014, Olaf pulled the bridge down by tying his ship to piers and rowing off at full speed. In 1176, the first stone bridge was built under the direction of Peter Colechurch. It took 33 years to build. This bridge stood for 600 years. In 1824 the present London Bridge was built under John Rennie. In 1971, London Bridge was reconstructed under the direction of Robert Beresford in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.