Pictures: Lorry hanging off Carlisle bridge

An articulated lorry was left hanging on a motorway bridge this morning.

The food lorry left the main carriageway of the M6 between junctions 41 and 42 and the back of its trailer was hanging over the road linking the A6 with the village of Calthwaite.

Two lanes of the motorway were closed while the vehicle was recovered.

The lorry hanging over the bridge Credit: ITV Border
The back wheel of the lorry was teetering over the edge of the bridge Credit: ITV Border
Two lanes of the road were closed whilst the lorry was recovered Credit: ITV Border