Millennium Bridge, London

The first pedestrian crossing of London’s Thames river in over one hundred years, the Millennium Bridge was conceived as part of the high-profile Millennium Project. Opened on the 10th of June 2000, it was closed again just three days later when it became apparent that the large numbers of people crossing it were causing the whole structure to sway nauseatingly… The initially small natural vibrations of the bridge encouraged the pedestrians to walk in sync with the movement – which only served to amplify the effect. These vibrations began to occur when there were comparatively few people on…

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