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Millennium Bridge
INTRO WHAT HAPPENED? THE SOLUTION
1. PLAN 2. ELEVATION Click on the highlighted areas
The Millennium Bridge - Elevation
The designers insisted that the bridge's "elegance" had to be protected, meaning that the engineers had to find a solution that was also aesthetic.
The engineers say the solution does not affect the side elevation of the bridge as it is seen from the river and banks.
But, inevitably, the engineers could not hide all the dampers. Some are now visible on the piers and the southern ramp.
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