Completed in 2018
The bridge across the River Wear is suspended on a single 105 m tall pylon. The deck of three spans of lengths 40 + 148 + 148 m is formed by two plate girders, floor beams and precast concrete deck slab. The bridge was built as a Design-Build Project by a construction joint venture of firms Farrans Construction, Northern Ireland and Victor Buyck Steel Construction, Belgium. The bridge was designed by a joint venture of firms BuroHappold Engineering, UK and Roughan O’Donovan, Republic of Ireland supported by Strasky Husty and Partners, Czech Republic and Explorations Architecture, France. The client was Sunderland City Council.
Structure length340.0 m
LocationHighway A1231, Sunderland, UK
Span length40.0 – 148.0 m
Structure typeCable-stayed bridge.
Width of the superstructure24.40 m
Scope of work
Alternative design, detailed design.
Institution of Civil Engineers - Robert Stephenson Special Project Award
Association for Project Management - Project of the Year, Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure
Chartered Institute of Highways and Transport (NE) - Project of the Year
Chartered Institute of Highways and Transport (UK) - Major Projects Award, Commended
Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards 2018 - Geoscience Ireland Award