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Millennium Bridge

 
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Millennium Bridge
City of London
London, SE1 9DT
 
 
 
 

Designed by Sir Norman Foster, the London Millennium Footbridge, or simply the Millennium Bridge as it is more commonly known, opened in June 2000. It forms a direct link from St Paul's Cathedral on the north bank of the Thames to attractions on the Southbank, including the Tate Modern Gallery and the restored Globe Theatre. Infamously, the bridge earnt itself the unfortunate nickname of 'The Wobbly Bridge' two days after it's opening, when a charity walk across reported an unexpected swaying motion due to the weight of numbers crossing. As a result, the bridge closed for two years for engineering assessments and modification, which saw the installation of a number of fluid and mass dampers throughout the structure to counter the natural sway. The bridge today suffers no issues, and is one of the most visually spectacular modern constructions in the city.

In A Scandal in Belgravia, Irene Adler can be seen at the northern entrance of the Millennium Bridge, next to the Salvation Army Building - though she is not stood upon the bridge itself, the street leading down to it from Queen Victoria Street shares the name.

Episodes Millennium Bridge has appeared in

 
A Scandal In Belgravia (Episode 1, Series 2)

The nearest underground is Mansion House [Circle, District] on the northern side of the river Thames. Simply proceed west along Queen Victoria Street and then turn left onto the Millennium Bridge, with St Paul's Cathedral behind you.

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