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Twinned with Paris

Paris also has a 'bouncing bridge', the £9M Pont Solferino across the Seine, which was closed almost as soon as it opened last December.

Linking the Musee d'Orsay and Tuileries Gardens, the innovative single span arched structure swayed violently during its opening ceremony and there were subsequent problems with slippery wood decking.

Full scale load testing - and a battering from 150kph winds over Christmas - have provided reassurance on the structure's overall safety. Tuned mass dampers are being installed and it is hoped to reopen the structure this month.

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