W7861 : Piers that once supported the Cork, Blackrock and Passage Railway

taken 2 years ago, near to Crosshaven and Ballinluska, Cork, Ireland

Piers that once supported the Cork, Blackrock and Passage Railway
Piers that once supported the Cork, Blackrock and Passage Railway
Just before its original terminus in Crosshaven, the line which ran for almost its entire length at almost sea level rose to its terminus station in Crosshaven and crossed this narrow valley on a bridge supported by these piers plus two others on either side outside the picture.

I'd assumed, like many others that the line terminated where the public footpath that was created along its length ends - something supported by buffers placed there that can be seen in W7861 : The Shortest Line.

As this extension to the line opened relatively late in railway development (1904) and closed relatively early (1932) its representation has been missed in many of the key online maps, however it can be seen on Ordnance Survey Ireland's online Cassini map (undated).
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Date Taken
Sunday, 3 April, 2016   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 3 April, 2016
Geographical Context
Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! W 788 611 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:48.1516N 8:18.4222W
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Irish: geotagged! W 788 612
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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