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Green Light for Garden Bridge London

“The Garden Bridge will provide a fantastic new landmark for London whilst supporting regeneration and economic growth on both sides of the Thames. It will create a stunning oasis of tranquility in the heart of our city and boost our plans to encourage walking the city,” this is how Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London describes some of the benefits of the new challenging public garden on the river.

The proposed 6000sq m pedestrian footbridge, open to all and free of charge, will connect Temple and the South Bank, situated between Waterloo bridges and Blackfriars. 2.500 sq m will be dedicated to plants. The new garden will become a free green space for residents, visitors and commuters.

A Garden Bridge Trust, a UK registered charity, is responsible for overseeing the completion of the Garden Bridge and needs to raise 175m pounds to develop the bridge.

Three contractors have been shortlisted and are competing for the opportunity to build the Garden Bridge. Construction is supposed to begin in late spring 2015. The bridge will be open to the public in 2018.

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