Motorway re-opens after bridge removal

Credit: Highways England
One of the busiest stretches of the M6 has been reopened after work to dismantle a bridge stretching across the motorway was completed. Burton Bank bridge in Staffordshire was dismantled in under 12 hours, Highways England said. The bridge, north of junction 13, was built in the early 1960s. The stretch reopened in both directions by 07:30 GMT on Sunday, several hours ahead of schedule. It closed at 20:00 the previous day and was expected to remain so for up to 18 hours.... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...