Monkwearmouth Railway Bridge

Local nameMonkwearmouth Railway Bridge
LocationSunderland, UK

Monkwearmouth Railway Bridge is a railway bridge built in 1879, crossing the River Wear at Sunderland and Monkwearmouth. The bridge lies adjacent to and upstream of the Wearmouth Road Bridge.

Originally built as part of the Monkwearmouth Junction Line, it provided the first direct railway link between Newcastle and Sunderland. The bridge is now used by Tyne and Wear Metro and Durham Coast Line services.

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Coordinates 54°54'35.681" N -1°23'0.733" E

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