What will the project deliver?
When linked with the wider improvements planned for the road network as part of the Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor, the New Wear Crossing will be a key economic driver for growth in Sunderland over the next decade.
Reduce journey times and improve journey time reliability for people travelling by car, public transport and by bike on routes across the city.
Make a major contribution to the regeneration of the city centre and the Port of Sunderland.
Boost image and confidence of Sunderland.
- Standing 105m tall the central pylon will be taller than Big Ben.
- The new crossing will create a new landmark for Sunderland and promote regeneration and investment in Sunderland.
The new bridge