Demolition of the Gorsey Bank bridge, to be replaced by a modern structure, starts 9 October. SMBC press releases state it was built around 1894, though the Gorsey Bank Planning Brief reckoned it was older.
The bridge is said to be too difficult to repair and the replacement will be paid for by the development of Gorsey Bank.
The bridge used to be more heavily used when the Heaton Mersey sidings where on the north bank of the Mersey. The significance of the bridge today is that it links Edgeley and Cheadle Heath to the Trans-Pennine Trail and to the new Mersey Vale Nature Park.