Stephen Spence's innovative design will soon be turned into the UK's tallest bridge, rivaling some of today's skyscrapers. View it from multiple angles in this video clip.

This new suspension bridge, whose tall, arched white towers look a bit like a boat's billowing sails, will span the River Wear in Sunderland. When the structure is built, it will become the UK's tallest bridge, at 190 meters (or just over 623 feet), and will span about 1,063 feet. Although, it doesn't trump The Shard, which, when completed in 2012, will be 1017 feet tall (but that's technically a skyscraper, with 72 stories).

The endeavor is budgeted at over $203 million, with two years of construction getting under way in 2012.
[Arch Daily and bd online]