|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||New Town Row (SP070887)|
|To:||Camp Hill (SP082856)|
|Distance:||2.4 miles (3.9 km)|
|Met (1923):||A455, A38, B4133, A47, B4132, A45, A41|
|Now part of:||A4540|
|Route outline (key)|
The B4143 was a short road round the eastern side of Birmingham city centre.
It started on the A455 (now A34) New Town Row and headed east along Bracebridge Street before turning south. It followed Dartmouth Street, Lawley Street and Sandy Lane before ending on the A41 Camp Hill.
Owing to the importance of the road bypassing the centre of Birmingham it was not long before it gained Class I status, with all except the southern end of the road becoming part of the A45 by the mid-1940s. Now all but the northern end has been upgraded beyond recognition and turned into part of the A4540 Middleway - Sandy Lane is now even called Bordesley Middleway. Bracebridge Street is now unclassified; part has a Royal Mail building built on top of it.