York

The 150-metre long Millennium bridge spans the river Ouse to the south of the City. The main 80m long span is supported by cables suspended from an arch inclined at 50 degrees to the horizontal, giving the appearance of a bicycle wheel. The bridge was opened by the Lord Mayor of the City on April 10, 2001, and then, to make assurance doubly sure, was opened again by the Duke of York on May 29. A technical account is available at Lusas.

 

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