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Millennium Bridge

Millennium Bridge in London

The Millennium Bridge is one of the newest and emblematic pedestrian bridges in London.

The Millennium Bridge is located close to the London Eye, between Southwark and Blackfriars bridges.

This footbridge was opened in June 2000, after just over a year and a half of work.

Within days of its inauguration the bridge had to be closed for technical reasons and possible failure in the structure.

This bridge was designed the renowned British architect Norman Foster in collaboration with engineers Ove Arup and the British sculptor Anthony Caro.

The materials forming the structure are mainly steel and aluminum.

The particularity of this bridge is that it was the first to be built since the Tower Bridge in 1894. Millennium Bridge has 325 meters long.

The south end of this bridge is near the new Globe Theatre and opposite the Tate Modern Museum. At the north end is the imposing St Paul’s Cathedral with its huge dome that surprises with magnificent views, especially at night.

Additional information

Location
Between Southwark and Blackfriars bridges
Transport
Metro: Station stop at Mansion House

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