The Infinity Bridge in Stockton is the latest addition to the bridges over the Tees. Opened in 2009 this bridge acts as pedestrian and cycleway connecting the North Shore and Stockton Town Centre with Teesdale Business Park. Companies which worked on the Bridge include Balfour Beatty and legendary Teesside companies Dorman Long and Cleveland Bridge, which also built the Tyne, Newport and Sydney Harbour Bridges.
A contribution from the European Regional Development Fund of £2.4million, made the construction possible and is a great addition to the river Tees! EU’ll love it!
The North East has received billions of pounds of investment over the decades from the EU. We are a net recipient of EU funds and the North East is entitled to more European funds than any other English region. The European Social Fund alone paid £157 million into the North East from 2007-2013. The European Regional Development Fund guaranteed £255 million between 2007 and 2013. Over the next five years the North East will get £726m in EU funds. The North East is also a net recipient of EU funds, which means for every £1 that we put in, we get £10 back—as well as the original £1.