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Bedminster Bridge

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Bedminster Bridge
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From  : Redcliffe
To  : Bedminster
Junctions related to the A38
Almondsbury Roundabout • Aztec West • Barrow Tanks • Barton Turn • Bassetts Pole • Belgrave Interchange • Birches Green • Branston Junction • Carkeel Roundabout • Carminow Cross • Chelston Interchange • Chelston Roundabout • Churchill Gate Crossroads • Clay Mills • Coombe Hill • Cornhill (Highbridge) • Creech Castle • Cross Keys Roundabout • Cross Rifles Roundabout • Cullompton Interchange • Dart Bridge Interchange • Dartmouth Circus • Deep Lane Interchange • Drumbridges Junction • Dunball Roundabout • East Brent Roundabout • Edithmead Interchange • Filton Roundabout • Goodstone Junction • Gravelly Hill • Gupshill Roundabout • Haldon Hill • Harvester Island • Hillards Cross • Holloway Circus • Huntworth Interchange • Island Shop Interchange • Lancaster Circus • Langley Mill Interchange • Lee Mill • Little Eaton Roundabout • Longbridge Island (Birmingham) • Lydiate Ash • Maiden Down • Manadon Interchange • Markeaton Island • Marley Head Interchange • Marsh Mills Interchange • Menheniot Junction • Minworth Island • Palm Court Island • Park Circus • Pearce's Hill • Perry Elm Roundabout • Pinxton Interchange • Rashwood Interchange • Slideshow Island • St Budeaux Interchange • St Chads Circus • St James Barton • Streethay • Swinfen Interchange • The Black Horse Junction • The Isaac Tongue Junction • The Norton Crossroads • Tiverton Parkway Interchange • Toll Gate House • Toyota Island • Trerulefoot Roundabout • Twelvewoods Roundabout • Twyning Interchange • Tyburn House Island • Walford Cross • Wall's Roundabout • Watchorn Roundabout • Waterloo Cross • Waterwells Roundabout • Weeford Interchange • Wobbly Wheel • Woodpecker Interchange • Wrangaton Cross
Junctions related to the A370
Airport Roundabout (WsM) • Ashton Gate • Bath Bridge (Bristol) • Cambridge Batch • Cumberland Basin • East Brent Roundabout • Hospital Roundabout (Uphill) • Hutton Moor Roundabout • St Georges Interchange • West Wick Roundabout • Winterstoke Roundabout

Like Bath Bridge to the east, Bedminster Bridge is in fact two bridges crossing the River Avon, to form a roundabout. The A370 is heading east west, across the North-south A38, but as the A370 splits to run along the north and south banks of the Avon to Bath Bridge, both routes cross the River!

The Western bridge is the older of the two, and looks Victorian in style. It carries 3 lanes of citybound traffic, and also has a partial cycle lane between the left-turn and straight-ahead lanes to assist cyclists. The eastern, southbound bridge is just 3 lanes wide.

History

The 1963 AA Book of the Road doesn't show the new bridge here, but does show the new bridge at the Bath Bridge junction upstream. It seems likely that the junctions were upgraded at a about the same time, suggesting that the newer bridge here dates from c1964/5.



Bedminster Bridge
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Crossings of the River Avon (Bristol & Bath)
Joyces Pool Bridge • St Johns Bridge (Wilts) • Malmesbury Bypass Bridge • Cow Bridge (Wilts) • M4 Viaduct • Christian Malford Bridge • Chippenham Bypass Bridge,
 • Bath Road Bridge • Challymead Bridge • Staverton Bridge • Town Bridge (Bradford-on-Avon) • Stokeford Bridge • Bathampton Bridge • Batheaston Bypass Bridge
 • Cleveland Bridge (Bath) • Pultney Bridge • North Parade Bridge (Bath) • Churchill (Southgate) Bridge • Midland Bridge (Bath) • Victoria Bridge • Windsor Bridge
 • Newbridge (Bath) • Avon Bridge (Keynsham) • A4174 • Avon Bridge (Bristol) • Bath Bridge • Bedminster Bridge • Avon Bridge (Cumberland Basin)  • Clifton Suspension Bridge • Avonmouth Bridge