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This is the latest bridge being added to the already bridge crowded Thames, this bridge is specially close to me as Ive seen it being built from nothing, this thanks to the Tate Modern on the south bank of the river where I started working in 1999, this bridge was completed in may 2000 and being officially open by the Queen.

The footbridge is a pedestrian only steel suspension bridge crossing the River Thames linking Bankside with the City, it is located between Southwark Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge, its construction began in 1998, it was the first new bridge across the Thames in London since Tower Bridge in 1894.

Funny enough this bridge was nicknamed the Wobbly Bridge after crowds of pedestrians felt an unexpected swaying motion on the first two days after the bridge opened, the bridge was closed to the public for about a year while modification works were carried out on the bridge, it was modified with dampers and hidraulic suspensions for estability and after a few more modifications the wobble was eliminated entirely.

On the southern end of the bridge is the Globe Theatre, Bankside Gallery and Tate Modern where in used to work, on the north side is the City of London School below St Paul's Cathedral, the bridge alignment is such that a clear view of St Paul's south facade is presented from across the river, framed by the bridge supports, thus providing a scenic view of the cathedral, many thanks to all and I hope you like it.

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Additional Photos by Joao Paulo Rosa Salas (mcenteesalas) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 35 N: 381] (1618)
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