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London's Garden Bridge Saved by Funding Cut

London's Garden Bridge Saved by Funding Cut
London's Garden Bridge Saved by Funding Cut, Courtesy of Arup
Courtesy of Arup

Thomas Heatherwick's controversial Garden Bridge in London has regained popular support amongst officials after a significant cut in funding. The Transport for London (TfL) – the authority in charge of the Garden Bridge program, which was approved last year – has reduce the amount of taxpayer money from £30 to £10 million, alleviating concerns over public cost. Now, all that's needed for the project to start construction is an approved amendment to the site's lease in Lambeth. It is expected to break ground next year, despite lingering concerns over maintenance costs and use restrictions.

News via Evening Standard, The Guardian

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "London's Garden Bridge Saved by Funding Cut" 02 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/776432/londons-garden-bridge-saved-by-funding-cut/> ISSN 0719-8884
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