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M62 bridge replacement is completed

Whitechapel Road bridge in West Yorkshire will be re-opened to vehicles and pedestrians tomorrow after nearly a year of replacement works.

The bridge, which carries the B6120 over the M62, was closed in August 2010 to allow the Highways Agency to replace the entire structure, after investigations showed it would not be economical to carry out repair works.

Highways Agency project manager Sujad Hussain said: “By replacing the bridge, rather than repairing it, we have significantly reduced the need for any future bridge works.

“The new Whitechapel Road bridge will restore an important link between the communities of Scholes and Cleckheaton for both motorists and pedestrians.”

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