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Unsteady footing

THE FUNDING gap for building the Hungerford footbridge across the River Thames in central London looks set to be resolved. Costs on the £30 million bridge, which is being built by a Costain/Norwest Holst joint venture, have shot up by £19.5 million because of revised safety requirements. But just £2.5 million of the extra cash remains to be found after a series of offers, including £9.7 million from London mayor Ken Livingstone.