Penarth Police had to close Windsor Road – the main route into, and out-of, Penarth this afternoon – because part of the familiar “Brains Bitter” brewery signage on the railway bridge above seemed in danger of falling onto the road below.
Traffic had to be diverted through Cogan to get into Penarth .
The railway bridge – which has only 14 feet of clearance above the road surface – has been struck several times by heavy lorries and other high-load vehicles but has usually emerged from post accident examinations without noticeable damage. Perhaps no one looked closely enough at this part of the rusty signage.
This time however part of the signage forming the central Brains logo proclaiming “It’s Brains You Want” appeared to have come adrift and was dangling like a guillotine over the roadway .
The railway bridge frequently receives the attention of graffiti vandals.
The billboard alongside the railway bridge is to be used to promote this summer’s Penarth Downhill Derby