Millennium Bridge

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Millennium Bridge, Bankside SE1

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The Millennium Bridge was the first pedestrian crossing to be built over the river in more than a century, and links the South Bank to The City (from Tate Modern to St. Paul’s Cathedral). It was designed by Britain’s most famous contemporary architect – Sir Norman Foster.

It opened to general acclaim in the year 2000, but the plaudits soon petered out when it was found to wobble alarmingly whenever a large group of people marched across. It was then closed for a couple of years whilst £5 million worth of repairs were carried out.

Its lack of towering supports and under-arches below its center has lent it the nickname blade of light – best seen at night when you can appreciate the lights.

  • JerrySmith – “I'm not a fan of all this new stuff being built. Why can't they build things like they used to? What are the chances of something like tower bridge being built ever again? I will tell you.. The chances are zero because it's all about money these days. They don't want to spend any money on anything. That is why we get rubbish like this being built because it doesn't use much materials and so won't cost them much money. If the houses of parliament ever fell down then I guarantee that we will end up with a cheap steel and glass construction, or that concrete monstrosity that is the scottish parliament. I was interested to hear that boris johnson favours rebuilding London bridge again, complete with shops and houses on it and big gatehouses. That would be a great idea, absolutely fantastic. But it's never going to happen because it costs too much money. All we get these days is things like the millennium bridge.”

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If you enjoy this then try: London Bridge (you can walk it 10 mins); St. Paul’s Cathedral (you can walk it in 6 mins); Tate Modern (you can walk it in 4 mins); Tower Bridge (walk it in 22 mins or catch a train from Blackfriars to Tower Bridge) and Westminster Bridge (walk it in 24 mins or catch a train from Blackfriars to Westminster Bridge).

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