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Pell Street, Reading - Geograph - 867640.jpg
Pell Street, Reading
A4 Strand - Geograph - 1016602.jpg
A4 Strand
Great West Road at Osterley - Geograph - 667032.jpg
Great West Road at Osterley
The 1st junction - M4 - Geograph - 823305.jpg
The 1st junction - M4
Slip road up to elevated M4 - Geograph - 741937.jpg
Slip road up to elevated M4
EMC Tower, Great West Road - Geograph - 1013039.jpg
EMC Tower, Great West Road
M4, A4, and roundabout sign - Geograph - 741844.jpg
M4, A4, and roundabout sign
A4, Maidenhead - Geograph - 99275.jpg
A4, Maidenhead
Bath Road after the snow - Geograph - 1657664.jpg
Bath Road after the snow
Keep your 1st E perhaps? - Geograph - 1657593.jpg
Keep your 1st E perhaps?
Old Start of the A4 & A40 - Coppermine - 10582.jpg
Old Start of the A4 & A40

The A4 & A40 used to start in the City of London. Due to the IRA bombing campian in the late 1960's-early 90's, the roads around bank were declasfided and now are unnumbered.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 05, 2007 by ABeaton
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Holborn Circus

Looking south towards the start of the A4.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 28, 2005 by M4Simon
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Holborn Circus

Looking south. The gap between the buildings contains the start of the A4. Three zones are visible in this picture. I'm standing in zone 5. The glass building (Sainsbury's HQ) is in zone 4 and the other building is in zone 3.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 28, 2005 by M4Simon
Chiswick Flyover. Circa 1959 without M4 - Coppermine - 15245.jpg
Chsiwick Flyover. Circa 1959 without M4 Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 12, 2007 by Brenley Corner
Chiswick Flyover - without M4 - Coppermine - 15244.jpg
Chiswick Flyover - without M4 Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 12, 2007 by Brenley Corner
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Construction

What a site!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 17, 2006 by ben123newton
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A4

Yet more old green primary route signs on the A4 near Maidenhead

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 26, 2007 by Ben04uk
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A4

There are still green Primary route signs on the A4 in South Bucks, as shown here. London bound drivers should really be on the M4 thesedays!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 26, 2007 by Ben04uk
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A4

More old Primary route signs on the A4 near Maidenhead

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 26, 2007 by Ben04uk
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M4J2_4

The westbound off-ramp joining the A4. (The on-ramp is above us to the left).

OP Tom_Sabristo on 4/18/2004

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 22, 2005 by M4Simon
M4J2 5 - Coppermine - 1295.jpg
M4J2_5

Looking eastwards, up the westbound off-ramp. You don't often see it as deserted as this, even at 0630 when this photo was taken!

OP Tom_Sabristo on 4/18/2004

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 22, 2005 by M4Simon
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M4 J2_1

On the A4, heading westbound, approaching J2. The M4 is the flyover dominating the picture; the ramp up to it is visible ahead. The A4 at this point is three lanes wide each way, but two of the westbound lanes go the M4 (which narrow to one immediately as can be seen, causing big queues), leaving one to continue along the A4 (where the rubbish cart is going). The motorway exit sign for J2 (on a gantry) is visible too.

OP Tom_Sabristo on 4/18/2004

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 22, 2005 by M4Simon
M4 J2 2 - Coppermine - 1282.jpg
M4 J2_2

A close-up of the on-ramp. There is a 40mph limit on the whole of the M4 elevated section. The A4 below also has a 40mph limit. Note the barriers -- the elevated section is often closed for maintenance overnight. The green 'A4' sign is in a Motorway font, which is incorrect -- it should be Transport Medium.

Tom_Sabristo on 4/18/2004

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 22, 2005 by M4Simon
Roundabout on the A4, Maidenhead - Geograph - 99278.jpg
Roundabout on the A4, Maidenhead
Taplow- railway bridge over the A4 road - Geograph - 71717.jpg
Taplow- railway bridge over the A4 road
A fine skewed bridge taking the main railway line from Paddington to Reading and the west over the A4 Bath Road. (NB The grid line between SU9081 and SU9181 absolutely bisects this bridge, but there were 5 images already in SU9081 and none in SU9181, so...!!)
Maidenhead Bridge - Geograph - 958691.jpg
Maidenhead Bridge
Designed by Robert Taylor and constructed in 1777 at a cost of �19000.
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Maidenhead Bridge
This is the road bridge, carrying the A4 Bath Road, across the Thames from Maidenhead (left) to Taplow (right). It was built in 1772 and was a toll bridge until 1903. Wikipedia has more information here <a title='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maidenhead_Bridge' rel='nofollow' href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maidenhead_Bridge'>Link</a><img style='padding-left:2px;' alt='External link' title='External link - shift click to open in new window' src='http://s0.geograph.org.uk/img/external.png' width='10' height='10'/>
Maidenhead Bridge - Geograph - 752723.jpg
Maidenhead Bridge
Maidenhead Bridge & River Thames - Geograph - 205285.jpg
Maidenhead Bridge & River Thames
Viewed looking upstream, see <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/205279'>SU9081 : Maidenhead Bridge</a> for details of the bridge.
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Maidenhead Bridge
The bridge carries the A4 Bath Road over the River Thames. It was designed by the architect Robert Taylor and built at a cost of �19,000 in 1777. It was a toll bridge until 1903, when motorists decided they were no longer prepared to pay and threw the gates into the river. The bridge has 12 arches of which the middle 6 are over the water, with the middle two navigable. The first bridge over the river here was built out of wood in 1280. The centre of the small metal plaque on the near abutment records the maximum water level reached during the November 1894 flood event.
The A4, Littlewick Green - Geograph - 813952.jpg
The A4, Littlewick Green
Looking towards Reading on the Bath Road. In the distance is the small roundabout at the junction with the Burchett's Green road.
Goldline at Hare Hatch, 1982 - Geograph - 1438136.jpg
Goldline at Hare Hatch, 1982
The early 1980s saw the introduction by Reading Transport of express services between Reading and London as a result of the relaxation of licensing regulations. Services were branded Goldline and double deck vehicles were used to maximise capacity.
Shepherd's Hill, Earley - Geograph - 565955.jpg
Shepherd's Hill, Earley
The A4, London Road, climbs the hill out of Reading. The houses on either side are served by parallel roads. The site of Earley Power Station is on the right after the first group of houses.
Reading half marathon - Geograph - 986091.jpg
Reading half marathon
Reading half marathon is apparently the third most popular half marathon in the country. It is usually run about a month before the London marathon so is a good training event for that one. The route in West Reading via Russell Street, Tilehurst Road, Liebenrood Road, Bath Road and Coley Avenue means that part of Reading is cut off whilst it is on, so the only thing to do is to go and watch.


This is Bath Road at the railway bridge looking eastbound about 10 minutes before the first runners come through. The runners will be on the left heading away from us. Two lanes have been made available on the right for traffic from Berkeley Avenue to Southcote Lane and vice versa. It is never usually as quiet as this. I hope the lady in red is not waiting for a bus.
Pell Street. Reading - Geograph - 604060.jpg
Pell Street. Reading
A stretch of the A4 with the spire of St Giles's church behind.
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London Road, Reading
At the foot of Kendrick Road. The house on the right is Kendrick View and dates from the mid to late 18th century. It is now home to a dental practice.
The Bath Road (A4), Sonning - Geograph - 707778.jpg
The Bath Road (A4), Sonning
This is a relatively new road that bypasses the residential Old Bath Road which runs parallel and just to the south. This is the view from the Sonning Lane crossroads. The speed limit is a fairly draconian 30 mph.
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Bath Road, Sonning
The A4 at its junction with Sonning Lane and Warren Road. The houses on the right are on the Old Bath Road which runs parallel. This is one of the three major transport channels that pass through this grid-square. The others are the Thames and the railway. None are as important nowadays as they used to be.
Welcome to Heathrow - Geograph - 1410860.jpg
Welcome to Heathrow
At the roundabout near the entrance tunnel.
A4 Bath Road at Heathrow - Geograph - 231472.jpg
A4 Bath Road at Heathrow
A4 crossing the River Colne and M25 - Geograph - 121167.jpg
A4 crossing the River Colne and M25
Aldwych - Coppermine - 23534.JPG
Pre-warboys sign on Aldwych, London, November 2009. Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Nov 20, 2009 by Nicholas
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Yellow Box

With a little space on left. A4, Bath at junction with Lansdown road. Dec 2009.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 09, 2009 by AAndy
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Great West Road, Isleworth

Looking east

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 05, 2009 by DavidNW9
A4 Great West Road Isleworth - Coppermine - 23645.jpg
A4 Great West Road Isleworth

Looking east

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 05, 2009 by DavidNW9
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A4 Bath Road

Just by the roundabout near Hatton Cross

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Nov 16, 2009 by DavidNW9
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A4 Bath Road

Just by the roundabout near Hatton Cross

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Nov 16, 2009 by DavidNW9
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A4 Bath Road

Just by the roundabout near Hatton Cross

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Nov 16, 2009 by DavidNW9

 
 
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