J3673 : Knock River works, Belfast - November 2015(1)

taken 4 years ago, near to Ormeau, Sydenham, Ballymacarret and Ballyhackamore, Northern Ireland

Knock River works, Belfast - November 2015(1)
Knock River works, Belfast - November 2015(1)
The view downstream, towards the Knock/Loop confluence J3673 : The Knock and Loop Rivers, Belfast near Con O’Neill’s Bridge J3673 : Con O'Neill's bridge, Belfast, behind Abetta Parade. This is just inside the boundary between sections C6 and C5 (from Grand Parade). The published drawing describes the work as “Existing river course retained with works to allow flood waters to pass over weir with marginal/riparian planting to weir terraces. High-flow channel to be incorporated”. For the record the entire site from here to Elmgrove, on the Beersbridge Road, is fenced off, with no public access, for the duration of the work.
The Connswater Greenway, Belfast
A major project involving a neglected river running through east Belfast. Officially described as: “The Connswater Community Greenway is a £32 million investment in East Belfast. The project has been developed by the East Belfast Partnership and is funded by the Big Lottery Fund, Belfast City Council and the Department for Social Development.
The Connswater Community Greenway will create a 9km [5½ miles] linear park through East Belfast, following the course of the Connswater, Knock and Loop Rivers, connecting the open and green spaces and remediating the Connswater River itself. The Greenway will reconnect the communities of East Belfast and restore the rivers as community assets. It will create vibrant, attractive, safe and accessible parkland for leisure, recreation and community events and activities”.

An announcement, on 2 July 2013, included the following “Summer 2013 construction of the first phase of the Connswater Community Greenway Project will begin with work taking place in Orangefield and Victoria Parks. One of the key elements of work in Victoria Park is a new bridge link from Victoria Park to Airport Road”.

An official press release dated 19 August 2014 contains the following: “The final phase of the Connswater Community Greenway will begin later this year and will include; a C.S. Lewis themed public square at Holywood Arches, public art, new play areas, improvements to the rivers, flood defences, lighting, benches, landscaping, planting and 13kms of new paths for walking and cycling.”
This is the link to the official Connswater Greenway website LinkExternal link
The Knock River, Belfast

A short river in east Belfast. It rises near Stormont and merges with the Loop River, near Con O’Neill’s bridge, to form the Connswater.
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Friday, 6 November, 2015   (more nearby)
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Friday, 6 November, 2015
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Construction, Development 
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Belfast 
Primary Subject of Photo
Construction 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 365 734 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.4513N 5:53.3176W
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Irish: geotagged! J 365 734
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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River  Knock River (Belfast)  Flood Alleviation  Construction Work  Connswater 

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