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#337672 - 22nd Jul 2009 3:47pm New Ferry bypass
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does anyone know when New Ferry bypass was built? i can vagely remember it being built, on Wikipedia it says it was built in the 1970s, now i know that's wrong! i can remember walking across the field when i was very small---were the bypass is now---going to my nan's,also i remember there was a house on New Ferry Rd--where the bridge is and it had to be pulled down to make way for the bypass
i say it was built in the 50s or 60s or late 50s!

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#337675 - 22nd Jul 2009 4:19pm Re: New Ferry bypass [Re: chris7777]
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I'd say it was built in the late 50s - certainly not 60s or 70s.

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#337676 - 22nd Jul 2009 4:24pm Re: New Ferry bypass [Re: yoller]
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it was built in 56&58 then made longer in 1974

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#337677 - 22nd Jul 2009 4:34pm Re: New Ferry bypass [Re: madhat]
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As I remember, the original New Ferry bypass started off New Chester Road just north of New Ferry Park near Stanley Road and ran to its present exit, near Bolton Road in Port Sunlight. It was extended to link up with the Rock Ferry bypass - in the 70s, I think. When New Ferry bypass was built, it was quite a landmark, being a sort of miniature motorway.

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#337678 - 22nd Jul 2009 4:52pm Re: New Ferry bypass [Re: yoller]
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I thought it was all built in 1970s but then I spotted a Hansard (house of commons transcript) dated 1966 that talking about the A41 says:-

"Apart from the New Ferry bypass, which is dual-carriageway at the northern end, it is throughout its length a single carriageway four-lane road"

Here is a picture from about 1972 showing the junction at Sefton Road/Stanley Road area - this accounts for the silly road layout on the East Side of the New Chester Road around there now.


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#337728 - 22nd Jul 2009 9:08pm Re: New Ferry bypass [Re: diggingdeeper]
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thanks, i knew it was late 50s!! what i remember is the bridge being built.
i remember the Rock Ferry bypass being built,what a shame they pulled those lovely old houses down in Rock Park.


Edited by chris7777 (22nd Jul 2009 9:11pm)

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#337737 - 22nd Jul 2009 9:48pm Re: New Ferry bypass [Re: madhat]
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Originally Posted By: madhat
it was built in 56&58 then made longer in 1974

Yeah, thanks for that madhat, I would be interested where you got the figures from, they look spot on.

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#337804 - 23rd Jul 2009 7:13am Re: New Ferry bypass [Re: diggingdeeper]
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we used to play football just to the right of the roundabout.the two houses a the top of roundabout were pulled down in 1973

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#656768 - 22nd Jan 2012 1:01am Re: New Ferry bypass [Re: madhat]
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New Ferry / Rock Ferry by-pass. What are we talking about here? The Rock Ferry by-pass was built in 1975. I lived at the bottom of Bedford Road and watched it being built. What is this stuff about it being built in the 50s? Was it not built entirely at the same time?

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#656782 - 22nd Jan 2012 1:17am Re: New Ferry bypass [Re: chris7777]
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New Ferry bypass - late 50s, Rock Ferry bypass - mid 70s. If you read the previous answers carefully, no one says the Rock Ferry bypass was built in the 50s.


Edited by yoller (22nd Jan 2012 1:21am)

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#656856 - 22nd Jan 2012 11:21am Re: New Ferry bypass [Re: yoller]
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According to Wikipedia the New Ferry by-pass was built in 1960. I think this should be interpreted to mean it was OPENED in 1960. That sort of ties in with my recollection - it was being built in 1959.

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#903749 - 4th Oct 2014 9:54pm Re: New Ferry bypass [Re: Spellbinder]
firebobby Offline
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My auntie lived in Rock Park and I've got paperwork somewhere giving notice of a resident's meeting to discuss the "proposed bypass" , it's dated 1968.

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#903886 - 5th Oct 2014 5:44pm Re: New Ferry bypass [Re: firebobby]
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I worked on the construction of the Rock Ferry Bypass,I was there in 1973-1974. According to the Resident Engineer for Birkenhead Borough Council,the original route design dated to 1948! This caused me a few minor problems as the design was all in Imperial measurements,and our laboratory equipment was all metric. I just love conversion factors!!!

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