The Emirates Air Line cable car which is currently undergoing final testing will open in time for the Olympic Games, London mayor Boris Johnson has confirmed.
It had been feared that the cable car, which is designed to carry up to 2,500 people per hour in each direction between the Greenwich Peninsula and Royal Victoria Docks, would not be finished in time for the summer.
Reaching a maximum height of 90m, its 34 gondolas suspended above the Thames on a 1.1km-long cable will afford travellers a fantastic view of the city below.
Work on the cable car, which is being undertaken by Mace, began in July 2011 and is now set to be completed after just one year, according to Mr Johnson.
"On June 28th this spectacular new addition to London's skyline will provide a much needed new river crossing in the east of our great city," he told the BBC.
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