New Wear Crossing

Design and construction of a new 336m long cable stayed bridge and construction of associated road infrastructure

Sir John Armitt with current North East Chairman Graham Yates and Vice Chair Sarah Kellerman at the construction site of the new crossing.
Sir John Armitt with current North East Chairman Graham Yates and Vice Chair Sarah Kellerman at the construction site of the new crossing.
  • Updated: 15 August, 2016

Project facts

Project team:

  • Employer: Sunderland City Council
  • Contractor: Farrans - Victor Buyck Joint Venture
  • Bridge Designer: Buro Happold - Roughan & O'Donovan Joint Venture

Cost:

£117m

Completed by:

14 February 2018

Website:

New Wear Crossing

 

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.

Local impact

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.

Interesting facts

  • 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

Artists impression of the new crossing
Artists impression of the new crossing
Artists impression of the new crossing
Artists impression of the new crossing
 

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