21 July 2015

Dirty Millennium Bridge – here we go again

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.
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.

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.

1 comment:

  1. I've always wondered what those little coloured things between the grooves were... now I know. I don't know why I thought this, but I've always assumed they were little pieces of metal art that had been welded into place -- I see lots of daft modern art all over London, and seeing as the Millennium Bridge leads over to the Tate I just assumed that it was some more of that.
    But it's just chewing gum...


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