The River Wear is a tidal river and is part of the Waterways of Mainland Britain. It runs for 12 miles from Mouth of the Wear (where it joins the North Sea) to Chester-le-Street Weir (beyond which it is no longer navigable).
The exact dimensions of the largest boat that can travel on the waterway are not known. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.
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|Mouth of the Wear|
|Sunderland Yacht Club||3¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Sunderland Marina||4½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Hendon Dock||5½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Wearmouth Bridge||1 mile and 3¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Wearmouth Rail Bridge||1 mile and 3½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Queen Alexandra Bridge||2 miles and 5 furlongs||0 locks|
|Hylton Viaduct||4 miles and 6¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Cox Green Footbridge||7 miles and ¼ furlongs||0 locks|
Mothballed in 1991
|7 miles and 4½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Fatfield Bridge||8 miles and 1½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Chartershaugh Bridge||8 miles and 4 furlongs||0 locks|
|New Bridge (Lambton Estate)||9 miles and 2 furlongs||0 locks|
|Lamb Bridge||9 miles and 6 furlongs||0 locks|
|Black Drive Bridge||10 miles and 7¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Lambton Bridge||11 miles||0 locks|
|A1(M) Bridge||11 miles and 1½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Chester-le-Street Weir||12 miles||0 locks|
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Navigation closure notice: Tees Navigation, Navigation: Closed, Towpath: Open - Lock Lift Bridge — from Monday the 13th of May, 2019 to Wednesday the 13th of May, 2020.
The lock lift bridge is currently inoperable.
We will issue an update when repairs have been carried out.
Wikipedia has a page about River Wear
The River Wear (pronounced WEER) in North East England rises in the Pennines and flows eastwards, mostly through County Durham to the North Sea in the City of Sunderland. At 60 mi (97 km) long, it is one of the region's longest rivers, wends in a steep valley through the cathedral city of Durham and gives its name to Weardale in its upper reach and Wearside by its mouth.