A new bridge for Sunderland

The new bridge is to cross from Wessington Way on the north side of the river to the B1405, European Way/Pallion New Road, on its south side.

The works are programmed for completion by spring 2018. The overall approved budget for the project is £117.6m, which includes all design, construction, management and land assembly costs.

This comprises City Council funding of £35.079m and Government funding of £82.521m.