Sunday, 13 September 2015

London - my favourite bridge

13th September 2015

There are a lot of bridges in London but my favourite is Millennium Bridge.  When I was walking there for the first time it wasn't nice experience. Why? Because I felt dizzy this year it was better.

In the background dome of St. Paul Cathedral. 


The bridge is very popular with Londoners and tourists..


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. It is located between Southwark Bridge andBlackfriars Railway Bridge. It is owned and maintained by Bridge House Estates, a charitable trust overseen by the City of London Corporation. Construction began in 1998 and it initially opened in June 2000.
Londoners nicknamed the bridge the "Wobbly Bridge" after pedestrians felt unexpected swaying motion. The bridge was closed later on opening day and, after two days of limited access, it was closed for almost two years while modifications were made to eliminate the motion. It reopened in 2002.
The southern end of the bridge is near the Globe theatre, the Bankside Gallery, and Tate Modern, the north end next to the City of London School below St Paul's Cathedral. The bridge alignment is such that a clear view of St Paul's south façade is presented from across the river, framed by the bridge supports.

12 comments:

  1. Yes, that is it, the Wobbly Bridge. British engineering at its best, not.

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  2. Looks a great bridge, but don't know about it wobbling...

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  3. It is a cool looking bridge, I would like to walk over it at least one time. Great shots! Have a happy new week ahead!

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  4. Hi Gosia, I think I feel dizzy just looking at the bridge!

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  5. Wow. I would love to walk across that! (But I'd definitely have to leave Jerry behind.)

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  6. Wow! This looks like so much fun. I'm feeling like we need to go back to England someday soon.

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  7. It's certainly a great bridge to link the City with Bankside - some interesting views and places to see in all directions!

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  8. Yes, it is a lovely bridge and even better, it leads to the Tate Modern. That is my one of my favourite museums of the many in London.

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