The bridge and its approach roads will create regeneration and development along the River Wear and bring investment.
Watch our animation showing how the New Wear Crossing will be constructed.
Road and lane closures and traffic management measures are now in place on both sides of the river.
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The Sunderland strategic transport corridor is a planned continuous dual carriageway, linking land at the A19 to the Port of Sunderland.
A new 100 hectare International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) is to be built in Sunderland, to the west of the A19.