The Millennium Bridge, officially known as the London Millennium Footbridge, is a steel suspension bridge for pedestrians crossing the River Thames linking Bankside to the City of London. It is located on the site of an historic landing called Mason’s Stairs. Construction on the new bridge began in 1998 and it initially opened in June 2000. However, Londoners nicknamed the bridge the “Wobbly Bridge” after pedestrians felt unexpected swaying motions. The bridge was closed later on the opening day and, after two days of limited access, it was closed for almost two years while modifications were made to eliminate the swaying motion. It reopened in 2002.