M60 in Greater Manchester reopens after bridge fitted

A major motorway in Greater Manchester has been reopened after weekend work to install a new bridge.

The M60 was due to be closed for 24 hours, in both directions between junctions five and eight, from 22:00 GMT on Saturday.

The work was completed eight hours ahead of schedule and the road reopened during the afternoon.

The bridge will be used for the Metrolink expansion to Manchester Airport.

Bryan Diggins, project director, said closing the motorway was the only option.

A second motorway closure will take place when a bridge is installed over the M56 from 22:00 GMT on 24 November.

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