The first cars have travelled along the new A57 road and lifting bridge at Barton today, connecting Salford and Trafford.
The bridge collapsed last year when a concrete platform fell to the ground.
The opening of the relief road, aimed at tackling congestion, also caused outrage amongst residents, businesses and motorists due to the delays it caused on surrounding roads. There was also a dispute between Peel Land and Property and Salford Council.
In welcoming the opening of the new road and bridge, a spokesperson for Peel, said:
Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett said:
Councillor Sean Anstee, Leader of Trafford Council said: