Why build a park on the Thames?

Thomas Heatherwick's garden bridge across the Thames

For a seafaring nation with such a coastline, it seems that our desire to bury the Thames beneath a wide-span artificial park (“TfL prepares to spend £4m taking Heatherwick bridge to planning”, July 12) belies the potential of the water as the most natural and readily available recreational amenity for ...

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