Two bidders have pulled out of the race to build a bridge that would be in the tallest in England.
Ferrovial and Balfour Beatty say they're no longer competing to build the new £133 million "Wear Bridge" in Sunderland.
Construction was due to start this year connecting the A1231 Wessington Way to Pallion.
However, some are questioning whether the project is too risky to take on if costs escalate.
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Dry, warm and sunny with sea breezes. Isolated heavy showers by evening and overnight