|The B4239 is the short B-road by the figure 2. It does not cross the river.|
|From:||Alexandra Road (ST313864)|
|To:||Transporter Bridge (ST314862)|
|Distance:||0.2 miles (0.3 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B4239 was a short link road to the south of Newport town centre.
It started on the A4052 Alexandra Road and headed east along Brunel Street to reach the western end of Newport Transporter Bridge. It then turned right to reach the A4052 once more; both roads ended here.
In 1922 toll bridges (so including the Transporter Bridge) were unsuitable for classification, which explains why the B4239 only reached one end of the bridge. The situation on the far side of the river was similar as the B4237 reached the end of the public road at the eastern end of the bridge and then stopped. Later on the numbering became less idiosyncratic as the B4237 was allowed to cross the bridge, thus taking over the entire route of the B4239.