The new Garden Bridge over the Thames will cost £150 million

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The Garden Bridge

Following Transport for London’s (TfL) tender for proposals to improve pedestrian links across the river, Heatherwick Studio and actor and campaigner Joanna Lumley have developed an idea for a new pedestrian ‘Garden Bridge’ across the River Thames; a scheme to connect North and South London with a garden.

Joanna Lumley with a model of Garden Bridge Joanna Lumley with a model of Garden Bridge

The ‘Iconic’ Thames project – the Garden Bridge over the Thames, was approved and granted planning permission by Lambeth council last Monday. The project has also received huge approval from Londoners – 88 per cent of people who live in the capital and 94 per cent who live outside it.

The £150 million structure — designed by Thomas Heatherwick, mastermind of the London Olympics cauldron — will span the river between Temple and the South Bank.

The bridge will contain 270 trees representing 45 species, as well as shrubs, climbing plants, hedges and flowers. It…

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