27. Sunderland (1) River Wear Bridges, Monkwearmouth Station & Museum
The dark green road bridge over the River Wear from Sunderland city centre to Monkwearmouth (on the right). Beyond it on the left is the grey arch of the railway bridge.
Built in 1929, it is the 3rd bridge to span the River Wear at this point.
The grand entrance to the old Monkwearmouth Station, now converted to a museum.
Monkwearmouth Station was built by Bolton in 1848 in Neo-Greek style with unfluted Ionic giant portico and pediment and quadrant curves on either side with Doric columns in antis.
This grand old station has been converted into the 'Station Museum'.
Monkwearmouth Station Museum contains railway memorabilia and interesting videos of transport through the past 150 years of Sunderland's history.
The museum also serves as a small art gallery.
The original ticket office is re-created.
You can sit quietly and watch the trains go by! and nearby is a Metro station serving the Monkwearmouth area too, including the museum.
Views from the west side of the north bank of the River Wear of the railway bridge and road bridge beyond.
There is ample opportunity for riverside walking.
Silhouette of the ironwork of the railway bridge from the road bridge.
SUNDERLAND INDEX 27. Sunderland (1) River Wear Bridges, Monkwearmouth Station & Museum * 28. Sunderland (2) St Peter's Church, Monkwearmouth * 29. Sunderland (3) National Glass Centre, River Wear & Harbour Views * 30. Sunderland (4) St Andrew's Church, Roker * 32 Sunderland (5) The Winter Gardens
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