Wobbly Bridge London – Millennium Bridge

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Wobbly Bridge London : Architecture

Millennium Crossing over the River Thames, England, UK – design by Foster + Partners / Arup

page updated 27 Jun 2014

London Millennium Bridge

central London
1994-2000
Architect: Foster + Partners

View looking north towards St Paul’s Cathedral, 28 Apr 2013:
London Millennium Bridge
photograph © Adrian Welch

View looking north below the bridge:
Millennium Bridge London
photograph © Nick Weall

Millennium Bridge

Millennium Bridge Millennium Bridge London St Paul's Cathedral Building Millennium Bridge + St Pauls
photographs © Nick Weall

Construction started: 1996

Opened: 2000

The Millennium Bridge, officially known as the London Millennium Footbridge, is a steel suspension bridge for pedestrians crossing the River Thames in London, linking Bankside with the City of London.

St Paul's Cathedral St Paul's Cathedral London St Paul's Cathedral + Bridge Millennium Bridge + St Pauls
photos © Nick Weall

The design of the bridge was the subject of a competition organized in 1996 by Southwark council and RIBA Competitions. The winning entry was an innovative “blade of light” effort from Arup, Foster and Partners and Sir Anthony Caro. Due to height restrictions, and to improve the view, the bridge’s suspension design had the supporting cables below the deck level, giving a very shallow profile. The bridge has two river piers and is made of three main sections of 81 metres (266 ft), 144 metres (472 ft) and 108 metres (354 ft) (North to South) with a total structure length of 325 metres (1,066 ft); the aluminium deck is 4 metres (13 ft) wide. The eight suspension cables are tensioned to pull with a force of 2,000 tons against the piers set into each bank — enough to support a working load of 5,000 people on the bridge at one time.
Source: Wikipedia

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pictures © Nick Weall

Millennium Bridge
Millennium Bridge River Thames crossing Millennium Bridge photo
photos © Adrian Welch

Millennium Bridge design : Foster + Partners


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photograph © Adrian Welch

Millennium Bridge architect : Foster + Partners

London Millennium Bridge Photographs above taken with Panasonic DMC-FX01 lumix camera; Leica lense: 2816×2112 pixels – original photos available upon request: info(at)e-architect.co.uk

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