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Full Report: 'Simplified' Wear Crossing plans

Plans to build a landmark bridge that would revitalise Sunderland's economy by linking important business areas have been scrapped.

The New Wear Crossing was to be an imposing structure that would cost nearly 120 million pounds.

However, the council has not been able to find a construction company that can do the job at that price.

Kenny Toal sent this report from the site of the proposed bridge.

Watch it in full below.


New plans for 'simplified' Wear Crossing announced

Sunderland City Council have confirmed that they looking into plans for a simplified design for the new Wear Crossing - in place of previous proposals for a 120 million pound bridge to be built in Sunderland.

The new bridge will be built using existing funding and will transport two lanes of traffic in both directions. The design will also include cycleways and footpaths.

A meeting of the City Council's Cabinet, due to be held next week, is expected to conclude that the previous design is unaffordable.