|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Bath Bridge (ST595722)|
|To:||Bedminster Bridge (ST589720)|
|Distance:||0.5 miles (0.8 km)|
|Met:||A36, A38, A370|
|Now part of:||A370|
|Route outline (key)|
In the original 1922 road numbering, the A3034 number was allocated to Bristol (Bath Bridge - Bedminster Bridge), placing it on the edge of the city centre. The road ran along York Road between two bridges along the south bank of the River Avon New Cut. Both of these bridges have since had a second built alongside to turn the junction into a roundabout; the outer two bridges are the originals and mark the ends of the A3034.
The eastern end of the road was on the A36 and the western end on the A38. The road opposite here was the A370 and it was previously believed that in 1935 the A3034 became an eastwards extension of that road.
However, the OS 1:10560 sheet from the mid 1960s labels York Road as the A3034, and the 1974 AA Touring Guide to England labels it as the A3024 which is now believed to be a misprint, suggesting that the number stayed current until the 1970s; though it does appear even more likely that the change did indeed happen in 1935, but was later reversed, given that there are also a number of OS large scale maps of the 1940s and 1950s that show the road as A370.