A MAN suffered "major injuries" after falling from a bridge.

Police were called to reports of the incident in St Peter's Way, close to Kearsley Island, at about 5.15pm.

An air ambulance was scrambled, along with a road ambulance and a rapid response. 

The man, in his 30s, was taken to the major trauma unit Salford Royal Hospital in the road ambulance to be treated for his injuries.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing a police cordon on the bridge above the dual carriageway.

The southbound carriageway of St Peter's Way was closed while the incident was being dealt with, causing traffic to build up back to the turn off for Moses Gate.

It has since reopened.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "Shortly after 5.15pm, officers were called to reports that a man had fallen from a bridge on St Peter's Way.

"Emergency services attended and a man in his 30s was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

"The road has since reopened."