Sadiq Khans bike bridge branded a vanity project as estimated cost doubles to pound 400 million

Sadiq Khans bike bridge branded a vanity project as estimated cost doubles to pound 400 million A plan by Mayor to build a huge cycling and pedestrian bridge over the River Thames has been branded a vanity project amid claims that its estimated cost has doubled to £400 million. Transport for London has already forked out £11.6 million on the proposed bridge linking Canary Wharf with Rotherhithe in East London. But there are concerns that too few people would use the 590ft long structure. Opponents claim Mr Khan is repeating the mistakes of the Garden Bridge fiasco when the cost of a footbridge championed by his predecessor reached £200 million before it was axed, left taxpayers with a £46.4 million bill. This could be another Garden Bridge, said Karryn Beaumont, a chartered accountant who is leading the opposition.  The cost is astronomical. Its nothing more than a £400 million taxpayer funded vanity project. A spokesman for the Mayor said there was significant public support for the plan and the final cost would be determined once the design work has been completed. Shocking moment drunk female teacher, 33, at £11,169 a year private school kissed PUPIL on a train... Revealed: Senior royals including Prince Charles, William and Kate have STILL not met baby Archie... Meghan Markles ex husband Trevor Engelson, 42, and his heiress fiancée, 31, are pictured having fun... Mother is left stunned after she opens a Kingsmill loaf to find it made entirely of CRUSTS Pictured: Father to be Poundland boss, 24, who was stabbed to death in a Tesco car park in front of... Muslim yob who threatened to shoot and stab English pigs at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre is... Meghans Instagram plug for friends £3,600 retreat: Royal site comes under fire for promoting... He didnt think it was rape, he thought Id be grateful: University student, 23, who was raped by... A £9bn lie: Blood testing company boss Elizabeth Holmes was the mesmerising beauty who became the... Hotter than Barcelona, Athens and IBIZA! Spring sunshine sends temperatures soaring towards to an... Terrified mother of two crouched over her baby girl as her husband kicked and punched her in the... We love you and were waiting for you and were never going to give up: Madeleine McCanns parents... Princess Dianas niece Lady Kitty Spencer, 28, and her 60 year old £80m Whistles fashion tycoon... Farages bacon sarnie moment! Brexit leader echoes Ed Miliband and Theresa May food fails after... Heartbreak as teen softball player, 16, loses her fight for life after suffering burns over 90 percent of... Theresa May on track for the worst General Election result in Tory Party history as Brexit Party... .

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