The project will take shape in the middle of the River Wear and on the north and south banks.
Here are some of the highlights:
Contract awarded and design is underway
Construction work started
Construction work starts in the river
12-month major improvement works start on A1231 Wessington Way
Major improvement works start on B1405 European Way in Pallion
A-frame pylon sets sail from Belgium and is lifted into place
Bridge deck work is complete
28 August 2018
Northern Spire is open to pedestrians for one day before it is open to traffic. Approximately 20,000 people enjoy a walk over.
29 August 2018
Northern Spire opens to traffic.