Bridge set to open without a wobble

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The Millennium Bridge in London is expected to reopen on Friday after many months and £5m were spent on curing its wild wobbling.

The "Blade of Light", designed by Lord Foster of Thames Bank, was closed within three days of opening in June 2000 because it began to move under the synchronised steps of the first pedestrians.

The bridge between the South Bank's Tate Modern gallery and St Paul's cathedral, which has cost £18.2m, is the first new route across the river into central London for more than 100 years.

Shock-absorbing dampers have been added to reduce the movement of the bridge.

A concert with music written by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies will celebrate the official opening ceremony next month.