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Dirty Millennium Bridge – Here We Go Again

By Janeslondon
Just like the Golden Jubliee Bridges, the Millennium Bridge's handrails are the only clean bits to be found along the structure as people take in the views left and right.

Dirty Millennium Bridge – here we go again

View from Millennium Bridge looking east


Beneath the rail, once shiny areas are now really grubby, and dirt sits tight in the textured metal underfoot. Chewing gum has been trodden into the grooves onto which Ben Wilson paints his wonderful little designs. Indeed, he was busy creating a new one on the evening I took these photos.

Dirty Millennium Bridge – here we go again

And now they calculating the cost of a bloody garden bridge... what kind of state will that be left to get into?
Oh... re chewing gum, and the disposal thereof... #GUMDROPLTD have come up with this clever recycling solution which turns discarded gum into plastic receptacles for disposal. There are many pink recycle points across central London already.

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