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 referenceNY356648
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtCA6
Dialling code01228
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
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54°58′26″N 3°00′19″W / 54.9740°N 3.0054°W / 54.9740; -3.0054Coordinates: 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]


  1. ^ Todhills Blackford Pubs & Inns Metal Bridge Inn Near Carlisle Carlisle & East Cumbria UK Archived 2006-03-04 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Glasgow to Carlisle road". Institute of Chartered Engineers. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  3. ^ M6 Carlisle to Guards Mill Extension Archived 2012-08-10 at the UK Government Web Archive