WATCH: New Wear Crossing raised into position

The 100m centrepiece of the New Wear Crossing in Sunderland is being raised into position today in an operation that will last a full 24 hours.

The bridge, located on the Pallion Quay, will have the 1,550-tonne pylon lifted 90 degrees during the challenging procedure, which marks the first time anything of this size has been raised since the London Eye was erected in 1999.

Standing bigger than Big Ben and weighing the equivalent of 125 double-decker buses, the white pylon will be visible from a considerable distance on both sides of the water.

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