Bath Bridge (Bristol)

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Bath Bridge (Bristol)
Location Map ( geo)
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County
Somerset
Highway Authority
Bristol
Junction Type
signal controlled junction
Junctions related to the A370
Airport Roundabout (WsM) • Ashton Gate • Bedminster Bridge • Cambridge Batch • Cumberland Basin • East Brent Roundabout • Gurney Roundabout • Hospital Roundabout (Uphill) • Hutton Moor Roundabout • St Georges Interchange • West Wick Roundabout • Winterstoke Roundabout

The Bridges

Like Bedminster Bridge to the east, Bath Bridge is in fact two bridges crossing the new cut of the River Avon, to form a roundabout. The A370 is joining from the west, while the A4 runs North-south, but as the A370 runs along the north and south banks of the Avon to Bedminster Bridge, both routes cross the River!

The eastern bridge is the original route of the A4, and now carries 4 lanes of southbound traffic, while the newer bridge is only 3 lanes wide for citybound traffic.

A little to the north on the A4 is Temple Meads Station, with Temple Circus Gyratory in front.

History

There has been a bridge on this site for many years, perhaps even centuries, and the eastern bridge is still the Victorian structure, while the western one was built in 1954 (according to a helpful plaque on the bridge). The 1953 OS Map only shows a single structure, while the 1963 AA Book of the Road shows both. The Bedminster Bridge is still shown as a single structure in the later map - a plaque on the newer of those bridges reads 1963 (or MCMLXIII to be precise).

Routes

Route To Notes

A4

Avonmouth

A4

Bath, Brislington, Shepton Mallet Totterdown, Knowle, (A37) Yeovil Wells (A39)

A370

(M5 South), Weston, Taunton , Bristol Airport, Bedminster (A38)




Bath Bridge (Bristol)
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Crossings of the River Avon (Bristol & Bath)
AvonJoyces Pool Bridge • St John's Bridge • Malmesbury Bypass Bridge • Cow Bridge • 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 • Pulteney Bridge • North Parade Bridge • Churchill (Southgate) Bridge • Midland Bridge • Victoria Bridge • Windsor Bridge • Destructor Bridge • Newbridge • Avon Bridge (Keynsham) • A4174 Bridge • Avon Bridge (Bristol) • Bath Bridge • Bedminster Bridge • Avon Bridge (Cumberland Basin) • Clifton Suspension Bridge • Avonmouth Bridge
Floating HarbourPlimsoll Bridge
Junctions on the A4
Monument • Ludgate Circus • Holborn Circus • Trafalgar Square • Charing Cross • Piccadilly Circus • Hyde Park Corner • Scotch House • Hammersmith Flyover • Hogarth Roundabout • Chiswick Roundabout • Brentford • Gillette Corner • Henlys Roundabout • Waggoners Roundabout • Harlington Corner • Concord Roundabout • Moor Junction • Langley • Huntercombe Spur • The Thicket • Sutton Seeds • Theale • Robin Hood Roundabout • Kings Roundabout • Canal Roundabout • Webbington Roundabout • Bridge Roundabout • Rowden Roundabout • The Pheasant • Meuthen Park • Chequers • London Road Junction • Twerton Fork • The Globe • Broadmead • Hicks Gate Roundabout • Bath Bridge • Temple Circus • Cumberland Basin • Lawrence Weston Interchange (Portway Roundabout • St Brendans Roundabout) • St Andrews Gate Roundabout