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21/01/02
Millennium Bridge Passes Wobble Test
- Re-opening in sight as 2,000 fail to shift Blade of Light

THE MILLENNIUM BRIDGE, dogged by engineering problems that caused it to wobble ever since its opening 18 months ago, could welcome walkers within a month after it successfully came through a 2,000 people test yesterday.

The results of the test have yet to be fully analysed by structural engineers, but initial feelings were all positive with barely a wobble to be felt on the bridge dubbed the 'blade of light' due to its shiny appearance.

"It's been a great shame people have not been able to use the bridge. But the end is in sight," said Malcolm Reading, the bridge's project director.

The Millennium Bridge, a pedestrian only crossing, links the north bank of the Thames at St, Paul's Cathedral with the south bank outside Tate Modern and is the first new bridge across the river in central London for over a century.




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