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14/06/00
Shock Treatment for Closed Bridge
- Two weeks of tests await Millennium muck up

ENGINEERS now say they can solve the problems afflicting the Millennium Bridge. Mind you it was only yesterday the hardhats said the crazily swaying structure was meant to wobble, so perhaps we shouldn't expect too much.

In the meantime the admittedly beautiful bridge will be closed for two weeks of tests. "It is something we will put right," said bridge trust chairman David Bell, one of many who reckon a quick course of shock absorbers will do the trick and dampen down much of the rocking. Lord Foster, the architect who designed the crossing between St Paul's and the Tate Modern, was also relaxed about the bridge's failures. "Things don't always go absolutely to plan," he said.

The closure was agreed on after thousands of visitors had experienced sickness when braving the bridge over the weekend.

Lest it be thought that things with the Millennium tag, like the Dome for instance, are cursed to fail, it should be noted that yesterday the stations on the Jubilee Line extension were handed the Millennium Building of the Year award.




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