The River Thames, that winds its course along London, has always been a place to inspire romanticism. Several architects have come up with their own unique and innovative design ideas for bridges across the river. The latest in the series is a garden bridge along the river. This garden bridge is an ambitious project that aims to provide a haven of relaxation and serenity among the urban chaos. The garden bridge is sure to offer something for everyone from people who are looking for a place to relax, or runners who can run amidst greenery right in the heart of the city.
The bridge is planned to be constructed by 2018. It spans across the river from the South Bank to Temple. It contains two copper structures that hold up the bridge. The designer behind the project is Thomas Heatherwick who is very excited about the attention and the funds the bridge has garnered. The bridge is a mix of both gothic and futuristic elements all at once. It promises a piece of tranquillity to each and every Londoner amidst all the concrete chaos that seems to dominate the city’s skyline of late.
Once constructed the bridge is expected to attract millions of visitors in a year. It is based on the principle of guerrilla gardening to give a more realistic view of nature.