The Millennium Bridge has reopened to the public, after a £5m repair programme.
The £18.2m bridge swayed under the weight of thousands of pedestrians when it first opened in June 2000.
After just three days the bridge's operators had to close the 320-metre long structure, which crosses the River Thames between St Paul's Cathedral and the Tate Modern.
A series of shock absorbers has been installed to reduce the movement.
As a result of what we have done here footbridges all over the world will be designed in a different way.
One of the first people to cross the bridge on Friday said: "There are no problems at all, it is completely rigid today."
Engineers wrestled for months with the problem before submitting their solution in September 2000.
In February 2001, the Millennium Bridge Trust announced that it had raised the £5m needed to carry out the necessary modifications to the bridge.
The remedial work started in May 2001.
The modifications involved installing a series of dampers mostly underneath the bridge deck.
The overall design is not compromised.
The work was completed in January this year, after which a series of tests was carried out to ensure that the problem was solved.
The bridge was fitted with "shock absorbers"
The Corporation of London officially took over ownership of the bridge from one 0001 GMT on Friday.
The Millennium Bridge is London's first dedicated pedestrian bridge.
It is also the first new river crossing in central London for more than 100 years, since Tower Bridge was opened in 1894.
All info on internet.
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plamn (621) 2008-05-25 8:49
Intriguing shot and well narrated story!
IgorDeleze (585) 2008-05-25 8:49
What an excellent idea!
Very graphic, very nice.
CMJC (4016) 2008-05-25 9:00
I find some comic in that shot because your passangers seems to have wings! for a time it was necessary at this place... but now they must bee just angels !?
gbarto (1273) 2008-05-25 9:03
Très bonne idée que ce cadrage.
Cela donne une photo très esthétique et graphique.
La forme carrée que tu as choisie est une réussite.
Bien vu !
brandstaetter (15915) 2008-05-25 9:30
what a good idea to get this excellent perspective. If you clone out the small pieces of dirt it´s perfect..
baclama (17747) 2008-05-25 11:56
une idée originale pour ce cadrage hors du commun ,tres graphique...
xavshot (69835) 2008-05-25 13:02
je découvre ta galerie ce soir et je suis impressionné par ce que j'y ai vu. Beaucoup de graphisme et de cadrages excellents. J'aime beaucoup le coup d'oeil que tu as. La compo de cette photo est bien vue et bien équilibrée. Bravo.
Clementi (52514) 2008-05-25 13:49
an exceptional graphic in this photo. forced he use of the white and black, perfect contarsto and beautiful light game.
delnaja (2054) 2008-05-26 0:52
superb one! The choice of the pov and of the b&w is perfect.
Glint (6165) 2008-05-26 3:06
good graphic image. I like the small element of the comedic too.
xavis (3180) 2008-05-26 4:55
una toma muy curiosa, con una buena composición.
Un 10 por el buen ojo de buscar lo que no es convencional.
He visto tu galeria y es muy buena, te propongo que te pases por www.photoholik.com , tal vez te puede intreresar el trabajo que se hace en esta pagina de fotografia.
crhieatt (5347) 2008-05-26 5:36
Original viewpoint, making for an effective graphic accompanyment (is that a word?) for your note. Nice one.
saldeplata (194) 2008-05-26 13:24
Sencilla, pero qué bien visto.
delkoo (68) 2008-05-27 11:48
I am bewildered by the quality of your images,with a skillful use of light Excellent, really great impact on my eyes.
velocista (897) 2008-05-30 14:44
great photo! for a while i though it was something unreal! great graphical effect and great contrast. very well captured. congratulations and TFS
drago (4826) 2008-05-31 9:58
Maria hi,such an unusual shot this one but at the same time very effective and attractive!I dont remember seeing here in TEa similar one,really great POV and final result!
sevy (15359) 2008-06-02 0:53
A very good and unusual point of view on this photo and the B&W treatment improved the impact and the "unreality" of this scene.
I like the full dark of the feet.
Very good idea and realization,
ninaL (21348) 2008-06-02 6:43
Absolutely crazy image...
Simple but very attractive with your "down" POV on passing people.
Very good observation.
Black and white fits quite well here.
Best regards. Grazyna.
wolf38 (31258) 2008-06-03 0:33
Hello Maria. Your photo is a wonderful experiment with the camera. From downside photographed the world looks differently than usual. But nevertheless one sees at the silhouettes that there are people. Outstanding and effectively. Best regards, Wolfgang.
vinicio (23415) 2008-06-03 22:50
Well seen and done Maria, compliments, a magic, artistic and graphic image, an excellent picture with also an interesting note.
Have a nice day
Stepan (27210) 2008-06-05 10:44
Excellent and inspired idea, very well realized and managed. Great impact. The title is well seen too.
Inspiration, simply inspiration...
rozy975 (3047) 2008-06-06 12:18
Excellent PoV and great composition.
Black and white works perfectly here.
bostankorkulugu (42002) 2008-06-07 12:48
ignoring the cigarette butts this is just perfect maria>:P... i mostky love high povs... but this veeery low pov is so cool... my compliments for the fine graphism again...
casperduppy (1590) 2008-06-09 14:05
Hi Maria - clever idea, it really works well! One can sense the slight movement in the silhouettes, the shallow dof making adding to the abstractness of the shot. You have some great b+w shots in your gallery - I see it is something you love to work with. I would be interested to know how you processed this image. Kind regards, Casper
clio (27955) 2008-06-13 2:43
You have a very beautiful gallery!
I like this photo at the same moment graphic and creative: two angels flying in a squared sky, it is very original and full of poetry!
bapun1 (803) 2008-06-13 11:56
I read the note in one breath. Very well presented.
I read the critiques.What else one can add more!
Congratulations for a uniquely done picture.
Faros (12) 2008-06-20 11:07
This one is just excellent!!!
Great compo and original viewpoint,
smarcell (19963) 2008-07-09 1:23
Your gallery is very interesting, Maria.
You make very accurate composition, with a lot of attention to the details.
This is a top class picture. The idea is smart, and the way you made it is perfect. The B&W is also the right choice.
zumoduvas (2069) 2008-08-15 15:16
Original vista desde abajo, como si se desvanecieran unas sombras.
brevbrev14 (140) 2008-08-24 8:13
Another very good image Maria
i like a lot the silhouettes of the people here
great graphic again
jmdias (54031) 2008-08-28 8:26
there are some images that are very strange and others that are very usual, This one is from the first group. very unusual view, you got to create an abstract vision, texture of the ground and the human shapes distorced in shadows created an amazing view. Congratulations, nice artistic vision
michaelf (154) 2008-11-18 2:56
lobsterprod (52) 2008-12-15 4:16
Geee, this is a brilliant idea, similar to pictures from above, but francly, much more original.
Perfect image, goes to my favs
cherryripe (21033) 2008-12-15 12:27
Me encanta el grafismo aqui. Que bueno idea. La nitidez y contrastes son perfectos y me gusta el formato cuadrado.
specialist (1173) 2009-12-23 7:40
I guess it's really in the eye of the beholder Maria.
excellent composition of a creative approach. regards,
CLODO (29914) 2010-01-27 1:29
Sometimes we have to look up. Really good subject with an unusual composition. The pattern of the grid , the black feet and the shadows of the 2 walkers are astonishing!
Like it very much.
carlo62 (30441) 2012-01-27 15:13
Grande idea e bella esecuzione.
smash2707 (3320) 2012-12-07 19:14
Very original POV for an original composition. Nice choice for B&W. TFS
- Copyright: Maria Blanca Gomez (maria) (3276)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2007-10-16
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D70, 18-70 AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): CLODO's selection V [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-05-25 8:16
- Favorites: 5 [view]