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Bewdley

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Bewdley
Location Map ( geo)
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Bewdley Bridge
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County
Worcestershire
Highway Authority
Worcestershire
Forward Destination on
A456
Next Primary Destinations
Leominster • Kidderminster
Places related to the A456

Bewdley is a small riverside town in Worcestershire. The town centre contains many narrow streets lined with historic buildings and shop frontages. This charm was causing problems by the mid 20th century with regular traffic congestion on the A456 as it weaves its way through the town. In 1954 an inner bypass was planned to divert the A456 to the north of the town centre along with a new bridge providing a second crossing of the River Severn. There are also undated plans for alternative schemes which utilises the existing bridge. This also diverts part of the B4194 which relieves High Street of through traffic. Some existing roads would be pedestrianised and car parks are shown. Five different proposals were made and they vary only in the alignments of the new roads.

By the 1970s the idea of an inner bypass had been abandoned in favour of a southern bypass which would enable the A456 to completely avoid the town. This was opened in 1987.

1954 scheme
Alternative undated scheme

Routes

Several routes radiate from Bewdley.


Route To Notes

A456

Leominster

A456

Kidderminster

B4190

Wolverley

B4194

Kinlet, Highley

B4194

Ribbesford

B4195

Stourport




Bewdley
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Places in the West Midlands region
Major citiesBirmingham • Coventry • Stoke-on-Trent • Wolverhampton
Primary DestinationsBirmingham International Airport • Bridgnorth • Bromsgrove • Brownhills • Burton upon Trent • Cannock • Dudley • Evesham • Hereford • Kidderminster • Leamington Spa • Leek • Leominster • Lichfield • Newcastle • Nuneaton • Oswestry • Redditch • Ross • Rugby • Rugeley • Shrewsbury • Solihull • Stafford • Stone • Stourbridge • Stratford • Tamworth • Telford • Uttoxeter • Walsall • Warwick • West Bromwich • Whitchurch • Worcester
Other placesBewdley • Bilston • Coseley • Droitwich • Halesowen • Ledbury • Ludlow • Malvern • N.E.C. • Smethwick • Southam • Sutton Coldfield • Wednesfield • Wellington • Willenhall


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