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Re: Worn out / Faded signs on major routes

Post by Guillodean » Sun Jun 06, 2021 00:05

Oh crikey - thanks! I did search for other threads but 'manky' isn't the first word that sprung to mind!

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Re: Worn out / Faded signs on major routes

Post by Glenn A » Sun Jun 06, 2021 18:25

Guillodean wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 23:38
Hi everyone - long time lurker, first time poster.

I was in Edinburgh earlier this week and took a bus trip to see the Forth bridges. On the A90 N/B just south of the Dalmeny junction I passed what is probably the most worn out sign I've seen on a major road. Google link is as follows:

https://goo.gl/maps/ufJjsG4ucHifJWtm6

Are there any similar or worse examples than this?
On a different note, what a worn out looking stretch of carriageway.

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Re: Worn out / Faded signs on major routes

Post by Bfivethousand » Sun Jun 06, 2021 19:56

Guillodean wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 23:38
Hi everyone - long time lurker, first time poster.

I was in Edinburgh earlier this week and took a bus trip to see the Forth bridges. On the A90 N/B just south of the Dalmeny junction I passed what is probably the most worn out sign I've seen on a major road. Google link is as follows:

https://goo.gl/maps/ufJjsG4ucHifJWtm6

Are there any similar or worse examples than this?
The sign right behind you is pretty manky too...

Anyway, the A9O, one of my favourite Scottish roads... perhaps they'd run out of zeros?
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by multiraider2 » Sun Jun 06, 2021 20:40

Don't know if this flag sign on a A12 roundabout near Ipswich has been mentioned here yet. Passed it yesterday. At least it was there. The one from a couple of roundabouts back is missing and the lack of one here on the A325 Six Bells Roundabout has always bothered me. It's been missing for at least 10 years.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Bryn666 » Sun Jun 06, 2021 21:06

Kevin Roads wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 19:03
Rambo wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 14:50
It looks too new therefore perhaps a direct copy of the previous version?
Yes, that's what I think, hence "I think it may be a fairly recent replacement for an obsolete sign". As you suggest, it's probably just a like-for-like replacement but is '22T' no longer in TGRSD? Also, is the weight-limit for the bridges?
22t was never prescribed - 3.5, 7.5, 18, and 26 were the structural limits. This sign should have been replaced by a WEAK ROAD type sign some time after 1994 anyway.
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Re: Worn out / Faded signs on major routes

Post by Guillodean » Sun Jun 06, 2021 21:36

I was on the top floor of a double decker and can definitely vouch for the poor road surface!

Good spot on the sign behind - I think I missed it as I was looking for the first one on my return trip, so I would have been looking backwards.

Anyway, now I know of the Manky Signs thread I think my post is better placed in there so i'll adapt/repost it there and maybe one of the mods can lock/delete this thread for tidiness.

Cheers :)

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Guillodean » Sun Jun 06, 2021 21:56

Hi everyone - newbie here :bye:

I was in Edinburgh earlier this week and took a bus trip to see the Forth bridges. On the A90 N/B just south of the Dalmeny junction I passed what is probably the most worn out sign I've seen on a major road. https://goo.gl/maps/ufJjsG4ucHifJWtm6

Bfivethousand pointed out the one behind isn't much better either: https://goo.gl/maps/j99M61bA1xA582UQA

More locally to me this fading thing points toward a lorry park that hasn't been there even since the 2009 GSV image https://goo.gl/maps/EjTstjXW77Fzp3Mi8 and here they replaced the sign around 2017 but kept the rusty legs https://goo.gl/maps/y3XB2cTvhBHLZjEF7 - pretty sure the replacement should have been a white sign as well, rather than green.

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Re: Worn out / Faded signs on major routes

Post by ravenbluemoon » Sun Jun 06, 2021 22:07

SMT/Mod Note: Merged a few posts from another thread by Guillodean, for tidyness... :)
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by traffic-light-man » Sat Jun 12, 2021 21:23

Some recent spots. I'm particularly fond of the 'station' sign that's still holding its colour (just).
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Sat Jun 12, 2021 21:46

traffic-light-man wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 21:23
Some recent spots. I'm particularly fond of the 'station' sign that's still holding its colour (just).
Good finds. I’m trying to guess the station. Bromborough?

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by traffic-light-man » Sat Jun 12, 2021 21:52

Rambo wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 21:46
Good finds. I’m trying to guess the station. Bromborough?
Not quite, but almost! They're pointing towards Spital station.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:53

A couple of elderly blue bordered's outside Pickering station.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by OliverH » Sun Jun 13, 2021 16:49

Rambo wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:53
A couple of elderly blue bordered's outside Pickering station.
shouldn't that left blue sign be brown if it is a local attraction?

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Sun Jun 13, 2021 19:10

OliverH wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 16:49
Rambo wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:53
A couple of elderly blue bordered's outside Pickering station.
shouldn't that left blue sign be brown if it is a local attraction?
I would guess that this one could pre date the use of brown tourist signs. im sure someone will have the date they were introduced.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by OliverH » Mon Jun 14, 2021 15:29

here's one: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@54.23272 ... authuser=0 .
See if you can guess the location without moving or panning or looking at the location.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Mon Jun 14, 2021 20:16

OliverH wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 15:29
here's one: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@54.23272 ... authuser=0 .
See if you can guess the location without moving or panning or looking at the location.
Good spot. That must be pretty old.

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Bryn666 » Mon Jun 14, 2021 20:54

Rambo wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 20:16
OliverH wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 15:29
here's one: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@54.23272 ... authuser=0 .
See if you can guess the location without moving or panning or looking at the location.
Good spot. That must be pretty old.
https://goo.gl/maps/vap7Jgaan7CNwdzP6

Similar vintage.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Worcestershire Wolf » Mon Jun 14, 2021 21:00

Saw this one yesterday on the A165 outside Scarborough, now has another 3 years of fading since the Street View last went through:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@54.23043 ... 6?hl=en-GB

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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Mon Jun 14, 2021 21:37

Bryn666 wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 20:54
Rambo wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 20:16
OliverH wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 15:29
here's one: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@54.23272 ... authuser=0 .
See if you can guess the location without moving or panning or looking at the location.
Good spot. That must be pretty old.
https://goo.gl/maps/vap7Jgaan7CNwdzP6

Similar vintage.
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Re: Manky Signs

Post by Rambo » Mon Jun 14, 2021 21:38

Worcestershire Wolf wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 21:00
Saw this one yesterday on the A165 outside Scarborough, now has another 3 years of fading since the Street View last went through:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@54.23043 ... 6?hl=en-GB
Cracker. Shame as i was near there recently but i joined the A165 at the next roundabout up!

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