Mr Khan’s decision to continue with the scheme proved unpopular with some local campaigners and Green party members of the London Assembly who claimed there was “no case for the Garden Bridge on transport, horticulture or tourism grounds.”
Backed by actress Joanna Lumley, the £150m bridge is being majority funded by private, charitable and commercial donors but is also set to receive £60m of public funds pledged by former mayor Boris Johnson and the Department for Transport.
Assembly Members have spent months quizzing Mayor Boris Johnson and his officials about the decision to award Heatherwick Studio the £60,000 contract to design a new bridge linking Temple to South Bank.
The bridge, which is backed by actress Joanna Lumley, was to be supported with £30m of TfL funds despite initial promises by Mayor Boris Johnson that no taxpayer money would be spent to build it.
Doubt has been cast on the future of the controversial Garden Bridge after Labour’s Mayoral candidate vowed to withdraw City Hall’s support for the scheme.