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New footbridge over the River Wear to the Stadium of Light

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New footbridge over the River Wear to the Stadium of Light

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There's been £6m pumped into the planning stage for the regeneration of the Farringdon Row area.
This includes the ideas for a new cycle/footbridge over the River Wear to the Stadium of Light.

This idea has been around since the stadium was built but it looks like it could happen soon.
There are 2 possibilities for the bridge:

1) A high-level bridge linking the stadium to the old Vaux brewery.
2) A lower-level bridge linking Galleys Gill Riverside Park with the famous C2C cycle route

Once it's built we might see an end to the mad rush over the Wearmouth Bridge after the games.



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Re: New footbridge over the River Wear to the Stadium of Light

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The high level one should be the better option.


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Re: New footbridge over the River Wear to the Stadium of Light

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This should have been built with the stadium.



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Re: New footbridge over the River Wear to the Stadium of Light

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thingamajig wrote:
18 Mar 2020, 21:46

Once it's built we might see an end to the mad rush over the Wearmouth Bridge after the games.
They might only close one lane instead of two :cheers:


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Re: New footbridge over the River Wear to the Stadium of Light

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Jools wrote:
19 Mar 2020, 09:24

They might only close one lane instead of two :cheers:
That's right.
The new bridge will see a load going over towards the bottom end of Hylton Road way and it'll be a short cut.



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Good idea, should have been done years ago, but with this virus it'll get put way back.



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Steve30000 wrote:
01 Apr 2020, 09:20
Good idea, should have been done years ago, but with this virus it'll get put way back.
When the stadium was built.
The plans will be put back without a doubt.



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These plans were out 20 years ago.



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Gambling Man wrote:
02 Apr 2020, 23:47
These plans were out 20 years ago.
Maybe they've been saving up. All the cash in a git big piggy 🐽 bank 🏦



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Re: New footbridge over the River Wear to the Stadium of Light

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Gambling Man wrote:
02 Apr 2020, 23:47
These plans were out 20 years ago.
Yes and I remember it was only about 6 million quid.
Also if I am not mistaken, they can't extend the Stadium of Light without this footbridge.
Not that we are in any way in a position to do that!



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