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The Millennium Bridge

 

Millennium BridgeThe Millennium Bridge is a pedestrian suspension bridge that spans the Thames.  We walked across the bridge towards Bankside, with St Paul’s behind us, with the spectacle of the Tate Modern and The Globe Theatre in front of us.

 
The bridge has been nicknamed the ‘wobbly bridge’ by Londoners as two days after opening it had to be closed down due to unexpected movement.  It actually took two years to modify the bridge and it reopened to the public in 2002.
 
However it is a marvellous way to see the Thames and surrounding buildings. Take your camera as you will definitely want to take a few shots due to the  suspension wires being underneath the bridge, so there are no obstructions within your view.
 
I suppose we only spent 30 mins on the bridge, however it is a must if you visit London and have to cross the Thames.

Millennium Bridge Five Facts

  1. Taking a photograph from the Bankside (Tate Modern) gives the illusion of St. Paul's Cathedral being supported by one of the bridge supports.
  2. The Bridges was used in the 2009 film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
  3. The Bridge cost £18.2 million to build, which was £2million over budget
  4. The bridge can safely hold 5,000 people at one time
  5. On the opening weekend, over 150,000 people crossed the bridge

 

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