River Thames flows through London, England, from the southwest to
the east. Over the river, there are about 214 bridges, including footbridges,
road bridges, and railway bridges. In a few years, a brand-new type
of bridge will be added to the list. What kind of the bridge is it?
The new bridge is none other than a “Garden Bridge.” As you can tell
from the bridge’s name, there will be no traffic or noise, but greenery
and birdsong on the bridge, just like a long garden. Since benches
will be set along the bridge, people will be able to spend their time,
enjoying picturesque scenery with the seasons.
a British actress, and Thomas Heatherwick, an architect, will collaborate
on this project. According to them, it will span from the Temple underground
station to the South Bank. Also, the construction on the 367m-long
bridge will begin in 2015.
Joanna said, “There will be grasses, trees, wild flowers and plants
unique to London’s natural riverside habitat. It will bring to Londoners
and visitors alike peace and beauty and magic.” It is expected that
this bridge will be the new landmark for London.
reporter Young Kim
1. How many bridges are there over the River Thames?
2. How can people enjoy their time on the bridge?
3. When will the construction on the bridge begin?
1. How many bridges does the Han River have?
2. Do you have your own garden at home?
3. How often do you go out and enjoy nature?