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Bridge demolition forces weekend motorway closure

Part of the M6 motorway. Credit: Press Association

A stretch of the M6 in Lancashire will be closed this weekend to allow a footbridge over the motorway to be demolished.

The motorway will be closed in both directions between junction 32 at Broughton Interchange and junction 33 at Galgate from 9pm on Friday until 5am on Monday.

Highways England is removing Nan's Nook bridge which carries a footpath between Greaves Hill Lane and Guys Farm Activity Centre over the motorway near Forton, south of Lancaster.

The footbridge was installed in the 1960s but parts of it are now too low for some modern vehicles and it has only remained open with hard shoulder restrictions.

A diversion will be in place using the A6 between junction 1 of the M55 and junction 33 of the M6 at Galgate.

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