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Real wobble

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In all the recent fanfare about bridges, there has been little attention paid to the fact that Wilkinson Eyre is involved with the wobbliest bridge of all. While its Newcastle creation looks set to be a triumph, in Yorkshire it is closely involved with the recreation of 'Galloping Gertie' - the infamous Tacoma Narrows Bridge that twisted so much in the wind it destroyed itself. Gertie will be one of the attractions in the Air Pavilion at Rotherham's Magna Lottery project, designed by Wilkinson Eyre, though realisation of the bridge will be the work of attraction designer Event. Perhaps it could use as theme music that delightful old song 'It must be jelly 'cos jam don't shake like that'.

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