The new road bridge will be a two span cable-stayed bridge with an A-frame pylon rising to 105m crossing the River Wear between Castletown on the north to Pallion on the south bank. The new bridge will have two lanes of traffic in each direction, plus dedicated cycleways and footpaths along its full length. It is scheduled to open in spring 2018.
Watch Sunderland's new bridge pylon arriving by sea
Watch this short film showing the 100m-long steel pylon for the New Wear Crossing in Sunderland, UK, arriving by barge in a single piece.