London Millennium Footbridge

  • photo of London Millennium Footbridge
  • photo of London Millennium Footbridge
  • photo of London Millennium Footbridge
LocationLondon, England, United Kingdom
CrossesRiver Thames
Statusin use
Open2000
FunctionFootbridge
DesignSuspension bridge
Length325 m
Longest span144 m
Width4 m
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London Millennium Bridge is a suspension bridge for pedestrians over the river Thames in London that connects Bankside right by Tate Mordern with City of London right by St. Paul. In 1996 there was an architectural competition to draw bridge. Winning proposal was drawn by Arup, Foster and Partners, and Sir Anthony Caro. Construction of the bridge began in late 1998. The bridge opened in 2000. After the opening, it was discovered that the bridge began to vibrate when many people went over. This problem was solved by installing dampers controlled horizontal and vertical movement. The bridge reopened in 2002.