J3773 : Old railway bridge, Belfast

taken 12 years ago, near to Sydenham, Ballyhackamore, Ormeau, Ballymacarret and Knock, Northern Ireland

Old railway bridge, Belfast
Old railway bridge, Belfast
The Belfast and County Down Railway mainline ran from Belfast to Newcastle via Comber and Downpatrick. It opened to Comber in 1850 and closed 100 years later. This bridge carried the North Road across the line. The section to Comber was double track. The view is towards Belfast. It is now a footpath known as the “Bloomfield Walkway”.
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
Wednesday, 30 May, 2007   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 30 May, 2007
Railway (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 373 736 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.5627N 5:52.5969W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 373 736
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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