northern spire

Over 2,200 schoolchildren enjoyed a lesson with a difference when they visited the construction site of Sunderland’s new Northern Spire bridge through its construction. During the past 16 months, every primary and secondary school in the city, including those for special needs youngsters, was invited to bring some pupils to site to learn about the […]

The opening of Sunderland’s new impressive bridge across the River Wear – Northern Spire – is nearing, after delays to the project due to the bad weather at the start of the year.  Finishing works on the bridge, which boasts a 105m-high central A-frame pylon, are underway with it expected to be open to traffic early […]

A section of the A1231 Wessington Way in Sunderland will be closed overnight this week to enable final resurfacing works to be carried out ahead of the opening of the city’s new bridge later this spring. The section of road between the Colima Avenue roundabout, near McDonald’s, and the Queen Alexandra Bridge roundabout will be […]

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have given their royal seal of approval to Sunderland’s new landmark Northern Spire bridge and the City’s brand new centre for Culture. Their Royal Highnesses William and Kate started off their royal trip to Sunderland by officially opening the city’s new cultural quarter. Hundreds greeted the royal couple as […]

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Williams and Kate Middleton, will visit Sunderland later this month when they visit the city’s new bridge, Northern Spire.  Their Royal Highnesses will be introduced to some of the workers involved in the bridge’s three year construction during their visit on Wednesday 21st February. The royal couple, who are […]

A busy stretch of road in Sunderland that has been temporarily closed to enable works around the new Northern Spire bridge to be complete is due to re-open this week. Timber Beach Road, which runs through Sunderland Enterprise Park, will re-open to traffic on Wednesday afternoon this week (February 7). It follows a four-week closure […]


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