Durham Museum of Art is planning to build a replica of the Crystal Bridges museum in the English village of St George, which has a collection of 1,300 stone sculptures and artefacts.
The bridge will be part of the St George Museum of British History (SWBGH) and will be based in the nearby village of Durham.
Durham is the home of the SWBGH.
The museum said it would be open to the public on the opening day of the museum, on March 8.
“We have worked closely with the St Giles County Council to get the necessary permits, so we can get the bridge to where it needs to be,” museum director Sue Beaumont said.
The Crystal Bridges was founded in 1884 by Sir Frederick William St Giles, who was then the head of the British Museum.
The first crystal bridge to be built was in St George in 1905.
St Giles Bridge has been open to visitors since then, but there were reports of it being blocked by construction crews.
The St Giles bridge is the only one to have been constructed by an individual.
“The Crystal Bridges is a unique museum in its own right and is unique in the UK,” the museum said in a statement.
“Our aim is to share this unique history and heritage with the public and engage the local community in a project that will help us all build bridges together in the future.”
The museum added that it had been “very pleased” with the response to the project and was hopeful that it would help raise awareness about the history of the bridge.
The ST Giles Bridge is one of the oldest bridges in the world, dating back to at least the 12th century.
It has a diameter of 3,400ft (1,300m) and was built to carry a river of crystal-coloured water through the village.
In recent years, it has been the subject of a number of works, including a new exhibition, The Crystal Bridge: The Making of the English River, by David McBride.
It was also featured in a BBC documentary on the history and construction of the new bridge.