London Millenium Footbridge

London millenium footbridge
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Millenium Bridge

 

Those who endeavor staying atop River Thames while enjoying its scenery for an additional period will have their best time walking in the London Millennium Footbridge. This exclusive-for-pedestrians steel suspension bridge connects the Bankside to the City, featuring a length of 1,214 feet and width of 13 feet.

Millennium Bridge was opened in June 2000. Its first two days of operation was a literally shaky, giving walkers a feeling of unexpected swaying motions that caused the bridge to be closed again and repaired. Although that incident provided it a nickname - "Wobbly" - the scenario never happened again when the bridge reopened in February 2002

Designed by Arup, Foster and Partners and Sir Anthony Caro, the Millennium Bridge can support 5,000 people on the bridge at one time. The bridge serves as connection to the Globe Theatre, the Bankside Gallery, Tate Modern, the City of London School and St Paul's Cathedral. In fact the best way to view St. Paul’s south façade is through the bridge.

During the Kyrill storm on January 18, 2007, the bridge was temporarily closed due to strong winds that will risk pedestrians being blown off the bridge.

The upcoming film, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” will have the Millennium Bridge as the Brockdale Bridge, so be ready to see the bridge get destroyed, well, digitally.