Works to reveal the Lancashire Bridge for the first time in 78 years have now been completed, and the bridge was officially opened on Saturday 24th October.
The 145-year-old Lancashire Bridge in Stockport Town Centre has been hidden under Warren Street since 1937.
The project included refurbishment of the historic stone arched Lancashire Bridge, the creation of new public realm space surrounding the bridge, a new viewing area into the River Mersey and the realignment of Warren Street.
Councillor Patrick McAuley, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Thriving Economy, said: “Stockport is thrilled the river Mersey has been brought back into the Town Centre. The opening of the Lancashire Bridge is already a talking point in town, and the enhancement of our town’s cultural heritage has been well received by visitors and businesses that were unaware of the presence of the river beneath the street and the historical structures that surrounded them.
“This project improved the transport layout at this busy town centre junction, and created a unique public area that will enhance the centre.”