Sunderland City Council has issued a Prior Information Notice (PIN) for its new Wear crossing project through the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).

If follows recent confirmation from the Government that £82.5m of Government funding is available for the bridge project.

The City Council is preparing plans for a cable-stayed road bridge to transport two lanes of traffic - in both directions - with dedicated cycleways and footpaths along its full length. The bridge and its approach roads cross the River Wear between Castletown on the north side and Pallion on the south.