Thames Millennium Bridge
One of six shortlisted finalists in the high-profile international competition for a new 300m pedestrian bridge over the Thames between St.Paul’s and Tate Modern. The design turns the bridge into a major new public space, not just a crossing, and includes new facilities at each bank to maximise people’s opportunity to enjoy the riverscape.
The sculpted form gently arches over the river with a wide hardwood deck wrapping over the structural ridge to create a generous landscape of seats and stepped vantage points. The structure utilises the concealed upstands and tie-downs at each end to create an ultra-slender profile.
Client: City of London Corporation
London Borough of Southwark
Cost: £15 million
Status: International Competition 1996
Team: McDowell+Benedetti, Price & Myers, Arup, Davis Langdon Everest, Clyde Malby, Mace, John Penton, Miller Hare