Monday, 17 September 2007

Wear Bridge

This is the main bridge over the River Wear in the centre of Sunderland. It is similar in design to the Tyne Bridge in the centre of Newcastle and also to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It was opened in 1929 by the then Duke of York who later became King George VI. He ceremonially placed the final rivet - allegedly made of silver - in the construction to declare it open.

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