New Wear Crossing, Sunderland, UK

PROJECT: NWC Sunderland
WINDFARM OPERATOR: Sunderland City Council
PROJECT LOCATION: Sunderland, UK
PROJECT SIZE: 336m of bridge work over the River Wear and associated roadworks
PROJECT COST: £118m
PROJECT DATE: July 2015 – August 2018

Project Details

This new road bridge is a two-span cable-stayed bridge with an A-frame central pylon height of 105m and a crossing width of 330m across the River Wear between Castletown on the northern bank to Paillon on the southern bank. The main central pylon height of 105m makes it the tallest structure in Sunderland.

Our works consisted of initial site clearance, earthworks, demolition works, piling activities, new roadway construction and associated landscaping.