|Location Map ( geo)|
|Newbridge Road, Bath|
|From:||Lower Weston (ST730651)|
|To:||Newton St Loe (ST712656)|
|Distance:||1.3 miles (2.1 km)|
|Now part of:||A4|
|Route outline (key)|
The B4044 number was originally allocated to Newbridge Road, west of Bath. It started at a junction with the A431 at the western end of Upper Bristol Road and headed west along Newbridge Road. It crossed the River Avon and terminated at a T-junction on the A36.
In 1935, it was upgraded as part of an extension of the A4 from Bath to Avonmouth. This explains why today the A4 TOTSOs at Newton St Loe with the A36, and the standard of road drops steadily from major arterial route to narrow urban street.