Millennium Bridge

 
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This footbridge across the Thames was the first link to be constructed for many years. It famously had to be closed within days of its opening as the numbers of people using it caused resonance and excessive swaying. Dampers had to be added at great expense. However, it's aesthetically a beautiful design, and after an initially cynical response, Londoners are now very proud of it.

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Guest - May 15, 2007 06:05 PM EDT
Thanks Vicki. Yes, this is certainly something you wouldn't have seen in the '60's!!
Guest - May 14, 2007 07:28 PM EDT
Whaddaya know! A new London scene that I don't know!!!! What a fantastic bridge Steve. I rather like that it's for foot traffic only. Cool tour boat too. great image - that IS St Paul's isn't it? Vicki
Guest - Dec 13, 2006 09:28 AM EDT
Thanks for the history on the bride - very interesting as I wasn't aware of it having to be closed. Also, a lovely scene.
Guest - Dec 13, 2006 05:57 AM EDT
Glad you like my boat Mike. I'm trading up to a proper yacht in a couple of weeks...not!
Guest - Dec 13, 2006 04:30 AM EDT
i remember when this bridge was closed it amused me ... however a lovely shot of many great things st pauls for 1 your boat lol the tower in background good shot me old mucker x
Guest - Dec 12, 2006 05:05 PM EDT
Hi Steve, I remember planting the seed for showing more of London. The Grand Canyon.. It's just a big ditch LOL.. I see what you mean about things you live around, they just don't seem very new or exciting. I have more photos of the Grand Canyon and will look through them and add more of them to my gallery for ya in the next couple weeks.
Guest - Dec 12, 2006 03:59 PM EDT
I'm glad you like them Alan as it was your comment on another photo that inspired me to begin this series of London pictures. There'll be plenty more over the coming months if all goes according to plan! But all you've got is the Colorado River? Excuse me, but doesn't that include the Grand Canyon? What I wouldn't give to see that! Thanks for your generous comments! Steve
Guest - Dec 12, 2006 03:42 PM EDT
Wonderful photos Steve, I have been enjoying "all" of your latests photos of the old buildings to bridges. You are so lucky to have so many great things to photograph. All I have around here is houses and cactus, and the Colorado river and a couple lakes.
Guest - Dec 12, 2006 02:37 PM EDT
Thanks Don, and also Lorraine, for your generous comments.
Guest - Dec 11, 2006 10:38 AM EDT
Very interesting looking bridge Steve, neat capture of it. Don
Guest - Dec 10, 2006 09:04 PM EDT
Thanks Carol, and it's great to see things that one is so familiar with appreciated by others for whom they are more exotic! Steve
Guest - Dec 10, 2006 08:54 PM EDT
Lovely photo and interesting facts.Its wonderful to get to see places in other countries. Carol
Guest - Dec 10, 2006 07:35 PM EDT
I like it, it's different to what you'D expect but liooks really great, ex shot

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