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29/02/00
Millennium Bridge Absorbs Delay Shock
- No cure for the wobbles until late autumn

THE MILLENNIUM Bridge won't be open again until late autumn.

Hopes grew earlier this year that the pedestrian river crossing, that links the Tate Modern art gallery on the south bank with St Paul's Cathedral over the Thames, would be open to the public by the spring after engineers solved the disastrous wobbling problem that caused the bridge's closure last June.

But it has now emerged that the new shock absorbers that control excessive movement will only be ready by the summer, too late to be incorporated into the bridge in time for the height of the tourist season.

"We expect to be able to re-open the Millennium Bridge by the end of the year," said Tony Fitzpatrick of engineers Ove Arup.



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