The proposed bridge, designed by Thomas Heatherwick and based on an idea from Joanna Lumley, would span 367 metres between Covent Garden and London’s South Bank and contain a range of trees, plants and foliage.
Heatherwick, whose studio is working alongside engineers Arup and landscape designer Dan Pearson, said that the approval from the council (one of two green lights needed) was “fantastic”.
“The Garden Bridge will be an extraordinarily special place, either to race across, relax in or look back at the rest of the city’s sights,” he told Dezeen.
Some critics have argued that other placed in the UK capital would be better suited to a new bridge than the city centre, but Lambeth Council gave the thumbs up to the idea, with a vote of three against two.
Source: The Movechannel