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It don't mean a thing if you know it will swing

'If it's safe, let it bounce - it'll be the biggest tourist attraction since the Leaning Tower of Pisa.' Such was the gist of just one of the many letters about London's Millennium footbridge published in the national press last week. The author might be right. Certainly, when I was on the crossing just before it closed many of those who had queued for 30 minutes or more to get on were expressing disappointment at its lack of movement. And expert observers confirm that on the infamous ...

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