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Top tourist bridge 'wobble' blamed on pedestrians
Published: Sunday 21st of December 2008
A 'wobbling' effect on a key pedestrian route between two of London's world-famous attractions was due to the way it was walked on, it has been suggested.
It was initially thought that an unexpected synchronicity in the way it was walked on caused the phenomenon, but scientists have since found that in fact pedestrian patterns were random and this was the reason behind the bridge's behaviour.
The Sir Norman Foster-designed bridge – the first new Thames crossing in more than a century – was closed just two days after it opened so it could be reinforced.
LondonPass holders might find themselves becoming familiar with this iconic and idiosyncratic walkway as they can enjoy exclusive benefits at both the attractions it serves.
St Paul's Cathedral offers free entry (saving £10 for adults and £3.50 for children), selected discounts in the Refectory restaurant and shop plus an audioguide at the reduced price of £3. At Tate Modern, pass holders can receive a free audioguide, giving crucial insights into the fascinating and challenging work on display.
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