Tyne & Wear

Bridge reopens to cars after £600,000 revamp

The Penshaw to Fatfield bridge is due to reopen for cars only next week as essential maintenance work continues.

The bridge has been closed to all traffic since September for a six-month £600,000 refurbishment programme.

The bridge crosses the River Wear and links Station Road on the south to Worm Hill Terrace on the north side.

It is the oldest river crossing overseen by Sunderland City Council and dates back to the 1890s.

The bridge usually has a 7.5 tonne weight limit but this has been lowered to three tonnes while work is on-going.

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