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New Wear Crossing Also known as The Crossed Fingers

 

Images

  • Proposed new Wear bidge
  • Proposed new Wear bidge
  • Crossed Finger Bridge

Other Information

  • This iconic design was of two proposals for a new bridge over the river Wear. The other being a cheaper, conventional design.
  • On the 14th of December 2011, the Department of Transport announced 82.6m of funding enabling the crossed-fingers design to go- ahead
  • In 2013, a tendering process was begun, but the costs of building the bridge were much higher than originally thought.
  • Currently, there are plans to produce a simpler design for the bridge to replace the crossed fingers design.

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Architect
Stephen Spence Associates
Developer
Sunderland City Council
Structural Engineer
Techniker

Reference Data

Reference No.
5901
First Uploaded
10-02-2009
Last Editorial Date
08-03-2014
 

Building Location

Address
Wessington Way / Pallion, Sunderland.
Council
Sunderland City Council
County
Tyne and Wear
Region
North East
Country
United Kingdom

Building Specification

Status
Cancelled
Proposal date
2005

Pinnacle Height (AGL)
180.00
Pinnacle Type
Spire

Market Data

Primary Use
Other
Secondary Use
Masts


Metres > Feet