Sunderland's new bridge

The new road bridge will be a two span cable-stayed bridge with an A-frame pylon rising to 105m (344ft) 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.

Twice the height of Nelson's Column, and bigger than Big Ben, Sunderland's new bridge will be hard to miss.

To see a flythrough of how the New Wear Crossing will look click here.