Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/05/17

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Subject: [Leica] Norman's Wibbly-Wobbly Millenium Bridge
From: at (Douglas Sharp)
Date: Tue May 17 15:59:00 2005
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Sir Norman Foster's bridge was locally christened (and nationally known) 
as the "Wibbly-Wobbly Bridge" due to the oscillations, he (or his 
engineers) screwed up on the construction (well.. he's a designer and 
The bridge was closed for quite a time until they got the problems 
sorted out.
That said, he made a wonderful job of the Reichstag in Berlin.
Peter Dzwig wrote:

> wrote:
>> Peter Dzwig wrote:
>> "London's controversial Millenium Bridge and St. Paul's Cathedral from 
>> an unusual
>> angle
>> Nice shot, Peter.  Why is the bridge controversial?  Looks terrific to 
>> me.  Too modern?
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> The bridge, the first wholly new bridge to be put up in this part of 
> London for about a hundred and something years, is a purely foot bridge. 
> Designed using all the latest technology and the very best engineering 
> practice(?), I think by Foster it opened for the Millenium. When the 
> crowds swarmed over it it started to oscillate in a most unpleasant way 
> and had to be closed for (if I remember right) 18 months.
> The Press of course kicked up a fuss, hence "controversial".
> It is now open, very safe apparently and a great link between Bankside 
> and the Tate Modern, where the photos were taken, and the City of London 
> around St.Paul's.
> Peter Dzwig
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In reply to: Message from pswango at ( ([Leica] PAW 20 Millenium Bridge and St. Paul's)
Message from pdzwig at (Peter Dzwig) ([Leica] PAW 20 Millenium Bridge and St. Paul's)