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The backers of the embattled Hungerford Bridge are 'pessimistic' over its future and admit that the whole project could be dumped. It admitted last week that the cost of the pedestrian crossing has increased from £30 million to £49 million. The Lifschutz Davidson-designed bridge has been hit by construction problems including fears that its piling will endanger a Tube tunnel under the Thames and that World War II bombs buried in the riverbed could explode during construction. ...

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