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14/05/02
New London Bridge Opens
- Hungerford pedestrain bridge gets suspension revamp and no wobble

LONDON'S newset bridge was opened at six o'clock this morning and there wasn't a wobble in sight.

The new Hungerford Bridge pedestrian crossing hugs a railway bridge that connects Waterloo Station on the south bank with Charing Cross and Embankment stations on the north side.

The old Hungerford pedestrian bridge, on the other, east, side of the railway link, will now be demolished and replaced with another pedestrian bridge by the autumn. Together, the two Hungerford foot-bridges are expected to carry seven million people every year. The western bridge affords fine views to the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, while the eastern one will, like its forerunner, look out over Waterloo Bridge and, in the distance, St. Paul's.

Both new crossings are beautifully designed suspension bridges but don't come complete with the infamous wobble that marred the opening of another pedestrian bridge that links St Paul's with the Tate Modern further east.




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