The bridge links Davenport Green to Manchester Airport
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New £5.5m M56 Thorley Lane bridge opens

A new £5.5m bridge over the M56 linking Davenport Green to Manchester Airport has opened.

The 1,500-tonne structure replaces the previous bridge which had a weight restriction preventing lorries using it. It was closed in May and demolished.

The Highways Agency closed a section of the M56 for a weekend in February while contractors lifted the wider bridge into place.

  • 01 Apr 2015