Millennium Bridge - Tate Modern End - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Taken from the ramp outside the Tate Modern, this shows an unusual view of the Millennium Bridge in London, with the dome of St Paul's Cathedral visible on the far side of the Thames.
Millennium Bridge - Tate Modern End - FURTHER INFORMATION
Millennium Bridge - Tate Modern End - London visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Millennium Bridge - Tate Modern End' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Greater London.
The Millennium Bridge in London links St Paul's Cathedral on the northern bank of the River Thames with the Tate Modern art gallery on the souther bank. The bridge is a very popular pedestrian crossing point, close to some of the top tourist attractions in London.
Millennium Bridge lies between Blackfirars Bridge and Southwark Bridge. The bridge is about half way along the walk on the South Bank from Westminster Bridge to Tower Bridge. On the way visitors pass the Royal Festival Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall next to Waterloo Bridge.
Millennium Bridge was the first new bridge to be built across the Thames in London since the construction of Tower Bridge in 1894. The new footbridge opened by the Queen in 2000. 90,000 people crossed the bridge on the first day, generating a noticeable sway which, while well within safety limits, caused the bridge to be closed for alterations as some found the movement alarming. The bridge was promptly nicknamed the Wobbly Bridge and remained closed for 8 months while dampeners were installed below the decks of the bridge and between the piers. Fortunately this solution has not affected the overall design and look of Millennium Bridge which forms an elegant span over the Thames.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Tube: Blackfriars (Circle, District), London Bridge (Northern, Jubilee) St. Paul's (Central), Waterloo (Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern, Waterloo and City).
Train: Blackfriars, London Bridge, Waterloo.