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#1 Del

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 20:02

I've seen numerous pictures of girder bridges with Ferodo advertising on them.
How many were (are?) there?
Were they geographically widespread, or only in certain locations?
When was the first advert put up?

Any info gratefully received.
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#2 Danemouth

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 20:33

I remember one over Newport Road n Cardiff, what was the A48

 

Must have been late 1950s

 

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#3 kernowtim

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 20:51

One in Coventry, was still there last November!!
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Posted 05 March 2018 - 20:52

The one I remember from Coventry is still there.

https://www.coventry...bridge-12756341
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#5 Mike Storey

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 20:59

The only one I remember, for sure, was on the North Circular in London, which I drove under for many years - https://shopfrontele...ge-stonebridge/

 

But I am sure there was one at Hornsey or Harringay. at perhaps at Barnet. I suggest you google "ferodo bridges" and wade through the hundreds of entries?


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Posted 05 March 2018 - 21:18

But I am sure there was one at Hornsey or Harringay. at perhaps at Barnet. I suggest you google "ferodo bridges" and wade through the hundreds of entries?

I tried that, but there seems to be lots of photos of a few of them!
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#7 jonny777

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 21:27

This one was at Barnwood, Gloucester in the 1970s. 

 

1975-750288.jpg

 

I have no idea if it is still there.


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Posted 05 March 2018 - 21:33

They certainly seem to be widespread, which is good news for what I have planned.
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Posted 05 March 2018 - 22:11

This one was at Barnwood, Gloucester in the 1970s. 
 
attachicon.gif1975-750288.jpg
 
I have no idea if it is still there.


You can still just make out the letters on the girders.
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Posted 06 March 2018 - 00:30

You can still just make out the letters on the girders.

Barnwood, Gloucester  https://www.google.c...!7i13312!8i6656

Ipswich https://www.google.c...!7i13312!8i6656

 

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#11 SM42

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 05:29

I seem to recall there was one in Stoke On Trent in the late 80s. City road it may have been.

 

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 07:12

My main memory is of the one on Taunton goods loop.


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Posted 06 March 2018 - 07:13

Coulsdon, where the Tattenham Corner branch crosses the A23.
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Posted 06 March 2018 - 08:28

There was one carrying the old Midland mainline over the A6 going into Hazel Grove.  Used to go under when working at Mirrlees. Sorry can't find any photos but will look.

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#15 Nick Holliday

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 08:43

According to this piece, https://www.coventry...ndmark-12798716 there were originally twelve Ferodo bridges, but there were only two left, as of March last year, Coventry and over the North Circular Road in London.
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#16 Joseph_Pestell

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 08:49

 

I have driven under that bridge at Barnwood quite recently and had not noticed.


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Posted 06 March 2018 - 09:32

I'm sure there was one just south of Leicester Central where the GC passed over Braunstone Gate, but that might just be my dodgy memory; and that bridge has long been removed anyway. 


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#18 Del

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 09:34

According to this piece, https://www.coventry...ndmark-12798716 there were originally twelve Ferodo bridges, but there were only two left, as of March last year, Coventry and over the North Circular Road in London.

Only twelve? That's actually rather a surprise. Hmm, maybe not then.
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Posted 06 March 2018 - 09:53

I think the Ipswich one is still there.
If my memory serves me right Albert bridge under Middlesbrough station was also one.
It seems odd now that a brake company would go to such lengths to advertise to the general public.
Most people nowadays wouldn't have a clue who made brakes or other automotive components
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#20 Mad McCann

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 10:15

Pretty sure I saw some in Glasgow as a kid. That would be early ‘70s.
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Posted 06 March 2018 - 10:20

I think the Ipswich one is still there.
If my memory serves me right Albert bridge under Middlesbrough station was also one.
It seems odd now that a brake company would go to such lengths to advertise to the general public.
Most people nowadays wouldn't have a clue who made brakes or other automotive components


In those days, it was more common for car owners to do their own maintenance, partly due to the vehicles being simpler and the fact that that there were many more men with mechanical skills, the U.K. being a heavily industrialised place in the postwar era.
My old man certainly did all his own maintenance but then he was a time-served mechanic.
Pity I never watched him more closely, I might have learnt more beyond the occasional industrial language when his spanner slipped on a cold Saturday morning! ;-)

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#22 russ p

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 11:00

I still do 90% of my maintenance.
I remember Dutton Forshaws parts department had a que the same as a chip shop on a Saturday dinner time.
It was so common to see blokes under dangerously support cars on a weekend , I'm actually surprised more didn't get squashed
Another part of British life that has vanished..... The man with a three inch head!
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#23 PaulCheffus

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 12:28

Hi

 

There used to be one in Sheffield 

http://www.picturesh...s=2&action=zoom

 

I remember seeing this when I was younger.

 

Cheers

 

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 12:35

Broadening this topic slightly, I wonder what other bridge advertising there has been over the years...?

 

I'm thinking about whisky or other brewery advertising particularly.... (got the Edinburgh Sub in mind!!!)


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#25 Dagworth

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 12:43

This one still exists in Gloucester

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https://www.google.c...12!8i6656?hl=en

 

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