Millennium Bridge reopens after three-week closure

The Millennium Bridge between Bankside and the City of London has reopened after a three-week closure for maintenance works.

Millennium Bridge reopens after three-week closure
Millennium Bridge just before it closed for maintenance.

The bridge opened on Sunday at 6pm, following a project to replace the synthetic membrane between the aluminium bridge deck and steel structure underneath.

Contractors also used the closure as an opportunity to give the 23-year-old structure a deep clean.

The bridge is owned and maintained by 900-year-old charity City Bridge Foundation (previously known as Bridge House Estates).

While abseilers worked on the bridge a bundle of straw was displayed - in line with long-standing custom enshrined in Port of London Authority regulations - to warn mariners of reduced headroom for vessels.


The BBC's Tom Edwards reports on the work to maintain the bridge. Video published here as part of the BBC's Local News Partnerships.

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