|Location Map ( geo)|
|Crossings related to the A35|
The two carriageways are on separate bridges. These are of different design; the Eastbound carriageway appears to be older than the Westbound.
In 2021 it was announced that the bridges would undergo a £15.8m renovation to repair damaged concrete and improve the stability of the structures
The 1930 scheme
The new road was prompted by the Southern Railway Company wanting to close the level crossing by the old Red Bridge, and that bridge also requiring repairs. The scheme put forward by the Company in 1923 also removed the awkward right-angled turn over the level crossing onto the old bridge.
The Council put forward their own more extensive scheme, which would also provided Redbridge with a bypass, and entered into an agreement with the railway company, with the latter's contribution being £25,000. The tender signed in 1926 was £75,733. The railway company had to put a Bill through Parliament and obtain Royal assent. The Bill was for a new roadway from the Station Hotel, Totton to a point near the Redbridge Schools, which superceded the existing causeway.
The 0.8 mile road was reported as "now open" in an October 1930 A.A. Roadworks Report. The road was later renumbered A35.