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Planning applications were filed last week for yet another footbridge over the Thames in London. The Cannon Footbridge Trust plans to hang a new £9M covered footbridge - the first in London - from the upstream side of Cannon Street railway bridge.

Designed by architects Jasper Jacob and Architects Design Group and structural engineer WSP, the lightweight steel and glass structure will avoid piling in the Thames by using the piers of the existing 1860 railway bridge. Around 3.4M pedestrians are expected to use the crossing which is close to the wobble prone Millennium footbridge, providing a second pedestrian link between Bankside and the City.

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