Wobbly Bridge To Be Tested For Wobbles

By Rob Last edited 168 months ago
Wobbly Bridge To Be Tested For Wobbles

The Millennium Bridge (the swingingest bridge in town!) will close next month so the wobble inspectors can come in to test for any unwanted wobble (can you tell we just like the word 'wobble'?).

According to the Standard, engineering firm Arup will descend on the bridge on 15 March for two days between the hours of 10am and 4pm, to assess whether or not the wobble has returned.

What's strange in the Standard's report is their claim that the inspectors will be going home at 4 in order "to avoid interrupting couples wanting to take an evening stroll on one of the capital's new 'lovers' lanes'."

Now, maybe we've got this wrong, but our understanding of the term 'lovers' lane' doesn't just involve a pleasant stroll and a bit of holding hands. So are people 'doing it' on the Millennium Bridge? Is it a case of 'If the bridge is wobbling, don't come knocking'?

We wouldn't like to be the street cleaner who gets that particular beat...eww.

Last Updated 24 February 2005