Some people have been shocked that the Garden Bridge Trust claim to have spent £37m of our money purely on a planning application, pre-contract work and some PR. A regular comparison is the Millennium Bridge over the Thames which cost £22m to build.
So here is a quick look at some other bridges to see what has been built for less than the £175m Garden Bridge (and one which is more expensive, but a truly remarkable feat, unlike the Lumlywick trite).
All prices are adjusted for inflation to today’s value.
The Langkawi Sky Bridge, Malaysia
Sky Bridge, Sochi, Russia
Green Bridge, London
Peace Bridge, Calgary, Canada
Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Newcastle/Gateshead, England
The Millenium Bridge, London, England
Orwell Bridge, Ipswich, England
Siduhe River Bridge, China
Millau Viaduct, France
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