17 September 2009
Experts from WYG Planning & Design, part of the WYG Group, are putting together a planning application to build
It follows a decision by Sunderland City Council's cabinet to move to the next stages of the Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor project with its centre-piece landmark new Wear bridge.
Crossing the river from Castletown on the north side to Pallion on the south, the cable-stay bridge would have two soaring and curving masts with the taller western mast rising to 180metres.
David Crichton-Miller, Managing Director, WYG Environment Planning Transport, said: “WYG has a track record of providing creative solutions to some of the world’s most challenging projects. The Wear bridge will be higher than the
Last year there was a major public consultation exercise across
Cllr Watson from Sunderland City Council, said: "It is a very important decision for everybody in
"This landmark and functional bridge will create a new benchmark in quality and aspiration for
Subject to further permissions on planning and funding, work could begin in 2012 with completion in 2014.