J3472 : The Ormeau Bridge, Belfast (2)

taken 11 years ago, near to Beal Feirste, Stranmillis, Shankill, Belfast County Borough and Ballynafeigh, Northern Ireland

The Ormeau Bridge, Belfast (2)
The Ormeau Bridge, Belfast (2)
The bridge (looking upstream) at close to sunset. The traffic has stopped at the Ormeau Embankment traffic lights at the SE end of the bridge.
The Ormeau Bridge, Belfast

Lanyon’s Queen’s Bridge J3474 : The Queen's Bridge, Belfast (2) opened in 1843. There is more than a hint of déjà vu in his design for the Ormeau Bridge which opened 20 years later. It suffered a similar fate in widening with his symmetric arches now partly hidden by the later decking. Work on the bridge’s predecessor is said to have started in 1815 with completion in 1818 or 1822 (depending on source). It seems, however, that it was unstable and was later demolished to be replaced by the present structure. It carries the main road to Downpatrick and Newcastle/Kilkeel.

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Date Taken
Friday, 11 December, 2009   (more nearby)
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Friday, 11 December, 2009
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport 
Place (from Tags)
Belfast 
Category
Bridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 344 725 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:34.9735N 5:55.3007W
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Irish: geotagged! J 344 725
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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River  River Lagan  Bridge  Ormeau Bridge (Belfast)  Night Scene 

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