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4mph speed limit over the Penny Bridge. #1081643
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4mph seem a bit ott, haha!
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Nice pic of Borough Rd at junction with Wilmer Rd. Why was all the left hand side knocked down?
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Some more old pics here in this recycled Echo article. Worth a little look.
https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/new...tos-show-wirral-through-decades-17280522

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Re: 4mph speed limit over the Penny Bridge. [Re: mikeeb] #1081646
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Road widening, Borough rd.


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Re: 4mph speed limit over the Penny Bridge. [Re: mikeeb] #1081647
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Re: 4mph speed limit over the Penny Bridge. [Re: mikeeb] #1081653
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When I was a child I used to hate walking over that Penny Bridge, because you could see the water between the planks of the footway. I closed my eyes and my Mum or Dad used to have to lead me across. What a wuss...!

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Love to know if the Penny Bridge, Bidston road and the end of the bye pass used to get flooded every time we have a drop of rain, like it does now? Progress!!!!!

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Well looking at these great photos from the Echo, it seems its been a problem since the 1950's?

Re: 4mph speed limit over the Penny Bridge. [Re: keef666] #1081696
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Originally Posted by keef666
Love to know if the Penny Bridge, Bidston road and the end of the bye pass used to get flooded every time we have a drop of rain, like it does now? Progress!!!!!


The bridge didn't flood until they dammed Bidston Dock except for a very small number of times that there was a real freak tide which flooded all of the docks for very brief periods.

The entrance to the great culvert (by the mini-roundabout) had problems because of the Birket, prior to the culvert the land was pretty much swamp anyway. The land was drained and the Birket diverted/channelised in order to build the railway.

The by-pass is relatively new, iirc it was built then rebuilt after the M53 but I'm not too sure on that.



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Re: 4mph speed limit over the Penny Bridge. [Re: diggingdeeper] #1081704
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I think Keef is referring to the Wallasey end of Wallasey Bridge Road, by the Liverpool Victoria Rowing Club.
As he says, like it still floods today after some heavy rainfall.
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'Floods at a level crossing in Wallasey, July 1958, after a day of torrential rain. The floods extended for around 25 yards near to the Penny Bridge'
(Image: Liverpool Echo)
I take it this level crossing was just for freight, to and from the docks?


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