London Millenium Footbridge
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
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
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,