Sunderland Bridge

Location: Country Durham

Client: Sunderland Area Regeneration Company (ARC)

Sector: Bridges and Infrastructure

Cost: £42m

Status: Competition

The River Wear at Sunderland has a proud history of technically advanced bridges. The bridge provides a practical and symbolic link between local areas of development and regeneration on both sides of the river, including the Sunderland Area Regeneration Company (Arc) proposals. It plays an important part in the wider transportation network around Sunderland and the Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor. It will be a gateway to the ‘Great Street’ leading into the city centre.

The bridge is designed to be a dramatic landmark, with a single inclined mast suspension structure carrying the main deck across the river on a single span, without intermediate support.