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Resonance

  • Millennium Bridge
    There was great excitement when the Millennium Bridge opened in June 2000. Thousands of people flocked to walk across the first dedicated pedestrian bridge built over the Thames since 1894. But as they started to make their way across it the bridge began to sway, affecting people's walking patterns and earning the bridge's notorious nickname, the Wobbly Bridge. But what caused this wobbling?
  • A wobbling bridge. Courtesy of Cambridge University Dept of Engineering.
    On the 10th of June 2000, thousands of people joined in celebration at the opening of the Millennium Bridge. However, as the masses of people began their premier voyage across the bridge, it soon became very obvious that all was not right. The bridge began to wobble from side to side. What caused this wobbling?
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