Millennium Bridge, London, United Kingdom (with Map & Photos)

The Millennium Bridge is the last London bridge built over the Thames.

It is a suspension bridge for pedestrians that connects the Bankside area with the City, that is, it is the fastest way to walk from St. Paul's Cathedral to Tate Modern or The Globe theater.

Millennium Bridge London
Millennium Bridge London

As its name suggests, it was built to celebrate the entry into the new century and has a length of 325 meters divided into three sections. It is made of steel and has a very modern design.

Millennium Bridge London
Millennium Bridge London

On the day of its inauguration, in June 2000, it was affected by vibrations produced by a resonance effect due to the large number of people walking on it; the swaying of the bridge forced it to be closed to modify its construction; It was reopened in early 2002.

Millennium Bridge London
Millennium Bridge London

The explanation for this resonance is that the initial movement of the Millennium Bridge, due to the pedestrians walking on it, forced people to synchronize in a “compulsory” way to be able to walk without falling, which further increased the movement.

At present it is in perfect condition and is capable of supporting five thousand people walking at the same time.

Millennium Bridge Map