ROYAL REVELLERS were this week denied the chance to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee with the specially built Jubilee footbridge across the Thames in London.
A detailed planning application for the project was approved eight months ago, but the project's backer Jubilee Bridge Trust is struggling to make up a £12M funding shortfall.
So far, the project has only raised a quarter of the £16M needed to build the covered crossing.
Constructed from lightweight steel and glass, the structure will avoid piling in the Thames by hanging off the piers of the existing 1866 Cannon Street railway bridge.
More than 3M pedestrians are expected to use the bridge, which would provide a second pedestrian link between Bankside, south of the river and the City.
Since the original London Bridge burnt down in 1666, there has not been a covered crossing over the Thames.