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The London Millennium Bridge at night

London, England, February 16, 2008

I had heard a lot about "wobbly bridge", so wanted to experience the wobble myself. The pedestrian only London Millennium Bridge was opened and closed in two days in the year 2000, as crowds felt swaying motion after the bridge opened. 90,000 people walked across the bridge on the opening day, with 2000 people on the bridge at any given time. The wobble has not recurred since the bridge reopened in February 2002 after modifications to the bridge. The Millennium Bridge was the first bridge to be constructed across the Thames after the Tower Bridge in London was built in 1894.

The juxtaposition of the grand St Paul's Cathedral in London on the north bank and the Tate Modern art gallery on the south bank, sums up contemporary London. The bridge alignment was such that a clear view of St Paul's Cathedral's south facade framed by the bridge supports, gave a stunning view of the Cathedral at night. The walk from here leads to the Bank side Gallery and the Globe Theatre. Tate Modern Gallery showcased major works by Matisse, Rothko and Picasso, which was a walk down memory lane.

The Millennium Bridge is at walking distance from Southwark and Borough Tube stations so I took Jubilee line from Wembley Park in the afternoon. I spent some time in Tate Gallery before proceeding to the Bridge for it's magnificent night view. There are many London hotels area, which are well connected to visit the Bridge.

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