J4550 : Former railway bridge, Kilmore/Crossgar

taken 9 years ago, near to Kilmore, Northern Ireland

Former railway bridge, Kilmore/Crossgar
Former railway bridge, Kilmore/Crossgar
The remains of a railway bridge where the Belfast (right) – Downpatrick/Newcastle railway (closed 1950) crossed the minor Cargagh Road. The course of the line is still clearly visible on the satellite photograph. The bridge is between Crossgar and Downpatrick. J4550 : Former Railway Bridge. shows the same scene in July 2006. See also J4550 : Old railway, Kilmore/Crossgar.
The Belfast and County Down Railway

The Belfast and County Down Railway ran from Queen’s Quay station in Belfast to Castlewellan via Comber, Downpatrick and Newcastle. There were also lines from Comber to Donaghadee via Newtownards, Belfast to Bangor and branches from Ballynahinch Jct to Ballynahinch and Downpatrick to Ardglass. The lines opened between 1848 and 1892. All closed by 1950 except for Castlewellan – Newcastle which survived until 1955 as part of the GNR(I) route from Belfast via Banbridge and the Bangor line which remains open but from Belfast Central.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 10 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 10 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 454 502 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:22.8020N 5:45.7481W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 454 502
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Crossgar  Kilmore (Co Down)  Railway (Dismantled)  Railway Bridge (Dismantled) 

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