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Knowlton School Digital LibraryWorkMillennium Bridge, London, England [42935]

Millennium Bridge, London, England


Related people
Matthew Canterna (photographer)
Anthony Caro (sculptor)
Ove Arup and Partners (engineer)
Norman Robert Foster (architect)
Foster and Partners (architect)
Date
2000-2001
Description
London's Millennium Bridge connects the West bank and city of London to the East bank and the Tate Modern Gallery. The stainless steel construction spans 325 m and is the first pedestrian river crossing over the Thames in central London for more than a century. The bridge uses "lateral suspension" - an engineering innovation that allows suspension bridges to be built without tall supporting columns. The designers predicted it would be a "blade of light" across the Thames," an absolute statement of our capabilities at the beginning of the 21st century". -- http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/in_depth/uk/2000/millennium_brid... Keywords: United Kingdom, England, Greater London, London, transportation structure, bridges, ceremonial and religious structures, churches, cathedrals, river, pedestrians, St. Paul's. Contributed by Matthew Canterna.
Style/Period
21st Century (2000 - 2099)
Material
aluminum
steel
Measurements
4 m ()