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.