THEY got their bridge back – but then found roadworks problems.

The re-opening of the Whitechapel Road bridge over the M62 near Cleckheaton delighted residents living near the area as this meant they no longer had to make long diversions.

But hours after the bridge re-opened, carrying the B6120 over the M62, a stretch of Scholes Lane was shut for resurfacing.

A spokesman for the Highways Agency said: “The works have been carefully planned and were carried out as quickly and efficiently as possible to minimise the disruption.”