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Northern Spire Opens - New Sunderland Bridge - Videos

Posted: 02 Sep 2018, 14:08
by Crawford
Northern Spire Opens - New Sunderland Bridge - Videos

At last, after a few months of delay, the new Sunderland bridge is finally open to the public.
On Tuesday the 28th August, the bridge opened to the public but only those on foot.
This was so they could have a look at the bridge in safety.
On the Wednesday the bridge opened to traffic.
So, after a wait of 40 years, Sunderland got a new bridge across the River Wear.
It was definitely needed so hopefully it will help cut down on congestion.

Here are some videos of the new Wear Crossing - The Northern Spire.




Re: Northern Spire Opens - New Sunderland Bridge - Videos

Posted: 02 Sep 2018, 19:44
by Jackal
Great news.
I might be that way tonight so I might go over it.
Not literally you understand.

Re: Northern Spire Opens - New Sunderland Bridge - Videos

Posted: 05 Sep 2018, 03:54
by cam
I think its breathtaking. If anyone hasn't been over it yet I suggest they do as quick as possible - they will not be disappointed.

Re: Northern Spire Opens - New Sunderland Bridge - Videos

Posted: 05 Sep 2018, 22:38
by Jenky
Its a lot bigger than I though. Driving past regularly it looks so small but the scale of it when you are driving over is something else. Well done to all involved.

Re: Northern Spire Opens - New Sunderland Bridge - Videos

Posted: 07 Sep 2018, 13:25
by cam
Jenky wrote:
05 Sep 2018, 22:38
Its a lot bigger than I though.
True, the illusion from even just a short distance makes it look strangely small but once you drive over it you realise that it is absolutely massive. Think about it, a dual carriageway with wide pavements is not going to be small. I have even used the bridge when I didn't have to just to have a second or third look :lol:

Re: Northern Spire Opens - New Sunderland Bridge - Videos

Posted: 07 Sep 2018, 18:45
by blockheed
I can't knock it but the lights are really annoying. You always seem to stop around the Wessington Way bit.

Re: Northern Spire Opens - New Sunderland Bridge - Videos

Posted: 19 Sep 2018, 18:06
by Stokoe
Went over it yesterday and its better than I could ever imagine. Saves quite a bit time as well. They reckon at night it looks good with the way they have the lighting too. I will see it in all its glory at night very soon I expect.

Re: Northern Spire Opens - New Sunderland Bridge - Videos

Posted: 23 Sep 2018, 13:12
by Spider
Stokoe wrote:
19 Sep 2018, 18:06
Saves quite a bit time as well.
Yes indeedy ;)

Re: Northern Spire Opens - New Sunderland Bridge - Videos

Posted: 26 Sep 2018, 13:08
by Crawford
Stokoe wrote:
19 Sep 2018, 18:06
Went over it yesterday and its better than I could ever imagine. Saves quite a bit time as well. They reckon at night it looks good with the way they have the lighting too. I will see it in all its glory at night very soon I expect.
Personally I think the lighting could have been better because its not that spectacular in the dark.

Re: Northern Spire Opens - New Sunderland Bridge - Videos

Posted: 26 Sep 2018, 22:23
by Sunderland Nut
Agreed, could have had some fancy lighting.