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Bridge closure taste of the future?
7:47am Monday 16th September 2013 in News
THE Runcorn Widnes Bridge has reopened this morning, Monday, following an 18-hour closure.
Police were called to the scene at 11.50am on Sunday, after reports of someone threatening to jump from the structure.
Traffic was diverted away from the bridge and some faced massive delays travelling around Warrington.
Specialist officers were called to speak to the man.
John Ford, from Great Sankey, was one of the motorists affected and believes it could be a sign of things to come.
He added: "On Sunday we had a glimpse of the future as Sankey and routes through town were grid locked all because of a closure on the Widnes Runcorn bridge.
"It took me 45 minutes to get from gt Sankey to Crosfields island when I abandoned my journey.
"This is what will happen when the new bridge is built and both bridges become toll bridges.
"Warrington council must act to stop this happening or we will be a town to avoid at all costs and people will be unable to enjoy their weekends."
Runcorn Police said via twitter: "Well done to all emergency services involved in last night's bridge incident. It was resolved safety, the bridge is open."
Cheshire Police said: "The Runcorn Widnes bridge is fully open after a long and difficult night. Thank you all for your patience."
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