Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Millenium Bridge in the rain

Designed by Sir Norman Foster this sleek, 330m steel footbridge spans the Thames between St Paul's Cathedral in the City and the Tate Modern Gallery at Bankside. When it opened in June 2000 it became London’s first new Thames crossing in more than 100 years. Its early years were beset by problems – the most serious of which was the excessive swaying which became a characteristic feature of every crossing. Having identified the source of the problem as “people walking the wrong way” the bridge was finally re-opened to the public in February 2002. It now forms a stunning architectural feature, providing a great access route across the Thames and linking up many of London’s riverside attractions. Also known as:
'The Wobbly Bridge' or 'Blade of Light'.