Thomas Heatherwick's vision of a garden bridge across the Thames (Image: Heatherwick Studio)
Campaigner Joanna Lumley describes the bridge as "the slowest way to cross the river" (Image: Heatherwick Studio)
"There will be grasses, trees, wild flowers, and plants, unique to London's natural riverside habitat" – Lumley (Image: Heatherwick Studio)
An artist's impression of the bridge at dusk (Image: Heatherwick Studio)
London could be the venue for a "garden bridge" in the mode of New York's High Line, if designer Thomas Heatherwick (he of 2012 Olympic cauldron fame) has his way. If £60 million (US$94 million) in private funding can be secured, it's thought the bridge could open as early as 2016.
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