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Work is continuing on the M56 after the demolition of the Manchester Airport spur bridge over the motorway.
Diggers and bulldozers moved in on Saturday morning, tearing down the bridge.
The Highways Agency has tweeted updates regularly, including this of the bridge clean up.
For information on the closures of the motorway and how travel to Manchester Airport is affected, click here.
Work has been completed on the demolition of a bridge over the M56 near to Manchester Airport.
The work is part of improvements in the area, costing around £5.5m.
The bridge over the M56 at Manchester Airport has been all but demolished as part of improvement works in the area.
Work is continuing to demolish the bridge over the M56 near Manchester Airport. The Highways Agency traffic camera has been providing pictures throughout the demolition.
Police are advising motorists to avoid the A538 Hale Road after a crash.
A statement from Greater Manchester Police said:
"GMP is advising that motorists avoid the A538 Hale Road following a serious RTC.
Hale Road is closed both ways at the junction with Brooks Drive and is likely to remain so until at least 1pm.
Motorists, especially those hoping to travel to the airport, are advised to avoid the area if at all possible."
The aftermath of the crash was captured by Ellis Ashely onTwitter.
The closure of the M56 has been extended after a crash on the A538 Hale Road.
The Highways Agency say: "The M56 is closed in both directions J5 - J6, all weekend, for planned works. The diversion route has changed due to a very serious incident on the A538 (Hale Road) approaching Altrincham.
Traffic is now encouraged to divert at J7 of the M56, via the A56 and A560, rejoining the M56 at J3, near Wythenshawe."
The Highways Agency has released a picture of the bridge over the M56 near Manchester Airport, as work begins to improve the area.
For all the information about what the closures mean for travelling to the airport, click here.
A section of the M56 near Manchester Airport will be closed in both directions because a bridge over the motorway is being demolished. People heading to the airport on one of the busiest weekends of the year for holiday flights are being urged to plan ahead and use diversions.
Mark Mosley from the Highways Agency says the bridge demolition has been well planned for 2 years and disruption will be kept to a minimum.