Bedminster Bridge

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Bedminster Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Redcliffe
To:  Bedminster
County
Somerset
Highway Authority
Bristol
Junctions related to the A38
Alfreton Interchange • Almondsbury Roundabout • Aztec West • Barrow Tanks • Barton Turn • Bassetts Pole • Belgrave Interchange • Birches Green • Branston Junction • Callywith Junction • Carkeel Roundabout • Carminow Cross • Chelston Interchange • Chelston Roundabout • Chudleigh Station Junction • Churchill Gate Crossroads • Clay Lane Junction • Clay Mills • Cole Avenue Junction • Coombe Hill • Cornhill (Highbridge) • Coxbench Interchange • Creech Castle • Cross Keys Roundabout • Cross Rifles Roundabout • Cullompton Interchange • Dart Bridge Interchange • Dartmouth Circus • Deep Lane Interchange • Drumbridges Junction • Drybridge Junction • Dunball Roundabout • East Brent Roundabout • Edithmead Interchange • Filton Roundabout • Findern Interchange • Forder Valley Interchange • Goodstone Cross Junction • Gravelly Hill • Gupshill Roundabout • Haldon Junction • Harcombe Junction • Hartshay Interchange • Harvester Island • Hillards Cross • Holloway Circus • Huntworth Interchange • Island Shop Interchange • Kennford Junction • Ketch Roundabout • Kingsway Roundabout • Lancaster Circus • Langley Mill Interchange • Latchbrook Junction • Lean Quarry Junction • Lee Mill • Lime Kiln Roundabout • Linhay Hill Junction • Little Eaton Roundabout • Longbridge Island (Birmingham) • Looe Mills Junction • Lower Dean Junction • Lydiate Ash • Maiden Down • Manadon Interchange • Markeaton Island • Marley Head Interchange • Marsh Mills Interchange • Menheniot Junction • Minworth Island • Moorswater Junction • Palm Court Island • Park Circus • Pearce's Hill • Peartree Junction • Perry Elm Roundabout • Pinxton Interchange • Rashwood Interchange • Saltash Town Junction • Slideshow Island • Splatford Junction • St Budeaux Interchange • St Chads Circus • St James Barton • Stoketon Cross Junction • Streethay • Swinfen Interchange • The Black Horse Junction • The Isaac Tongue Junction • The Norton Crossroads • Tiverton Parkway Interchange • Toll Gate House • Toyota Island • Trerulefoot Roundabout • Turfdown Roundabout • Twelvewoods Roundabout • Twyning Interchange • Tyburn House Island • Walford Cross • Wall's Roundabout • Watchorn Roundabout • Waterloo Cross • Waterwells Roundabout • Weeford Interchange • Weston Mill Interchange • Westover Junction • Wobbly Wheel • Woodpecker Junction (South Brent) • Wrangaton Cross
Junctions related to the A370
Airport Roundabout (WsM) • Ashton Gate • Bath Bridge (Bristol) • Cambridge Batch • Cumberland Basin • East Brent Roundabout • Gurney Roundabout • Hospital Roundabout (Uphill) • Hutton Moor Roundabout • St Georges Interchange • West Wick Roundabout • Winterstoke Roundabout

Like Bath Bridge to the east, Bedminster Bridge is in fact a pair of bridges crossing the River Avon, each part of a roundabout. The A370 is an east-west route, the A38 runs north-south, but with the A370 splitting to run along the north and south banks of the Avon as far as Bath Bridge, both routes cross the river.

The western bridge is the older of the two, and looks Victorian in style. It carries three lanes of citybound traffic, and also has a partial cycle lane between the left-turn and straight-ahead lanes to assist cyclists. The eastern, southbound bridge is just three lanes wide.

History

The 1963 AA Book of the Road doesn't show the new bridge here, but does show the new bridge at the Bath Bridge junction upstream. It seems likely that the junctions were upgraded at roughly the same time, suggesting that the newer bridge here dates from c. 1964-5.



Bedminster Bridge
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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
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