Metal Bridge, Cumbria

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Metal Bridge
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Metal Bridge Inn
Metal Bridge is located in Cumbria
Metal Bridge
Metal Bridge
 Metal Bridge shown within Cumbria
OS grid reference NY356648
Civil parish Rockcliffe
District City of Carlisle
Shire county Cumbria
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CARLISLE
Postcode district CA6
Dialling code 01228
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Carlisle
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Coordinates: 54°58′26″N 3°00′19″W / 54.9740°N 3.0054°W / 54.9740; -3.0054

Metal Bridge is a small settlement in Cumbria, England between Carlisle and Gretna, formerly on the main A74 road.

The settlement consists of a few properties clustered around a public house (now a restaurant) of the same name,[1] on the south bank of the River Esk.

The settlement and pub (and nearby forest plantation) derive their name from the Thomas Telford designed metal bridge that spanned the river at this point on the road to Scotland.[2]

The M6 motorway extension opened in December 2008 and bypasses the village, replacing the A74 road dual carriageway as the main route across the Scottish border.[3]