M58 in Wigan shut amid concern for man on bridge

The M58 was closed for a short time
The M58 was closed for a short time

The M58 in Wigan was closed earlier today after reports of concern for the welfare of a man on a bridge.

Police were called at 6.50am on Saturday and the motorway was shut in both directions between junction five at Up Holland and the M6 at Orrell Interchange.

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A spokesman said the man safely came down and went to hospital.

The motorway reopened shortly afterwards..