Millennium Bridge London

Millennium Bridge London

Pretty night time illuminations of St Paul's Cathedral and the millennium bridge along the river Thames.

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. 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 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.

Ella Fathi
What makes Millennium Bridge London special to Ella is the fact that it makes her stop. Ella is always busy and on the go rushing to get from A to B. The bridge makes her stop to take in the view and the perspective. Forcing Ella to take a moment is a powerful statement for any place in today’s busy life.
Ella first visited Millennium Bridge London in the summer of 2016 and was instantly struck by the beauty of the surroundings and the effect the place had on her.
“The design of this bridge is not only functional but also beautiful. It has a place that evokes a feeling and makes you stop and absorb the surroundings”

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