J3474 : Harbour cranes, Belfast

taken 34 years ago, near to Belfast, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

Harbour cranes, Belfast
Harbour cranes, Belfast
Two of several electrically-powered cranes, at Queen’s Quay and the Abercorn Basin, used in the discharge and loading of ships. They were mobile and moved along on the rails seen (on the right) in J3474 : The "Spheroid" at Belfast. The Queen Elizabeth Bridge is in the foreground.
The Queen Elizabeth Bridge, Belfast

The Queen Elizabeth bridge, across the River Lagan, opened in 1966. Part of a one-way system, it is used by outward traffic heading towards the Sydenham bypass (for north Down), east Belfast, Newtownards and the Ards Peninsula.

Building the Lagan weir and cross-harbour bridges, Belfast

A collection of photographs showing the building of the Lagan weir and the cross-harbour road and railway bridges in the early 1990’s. There are also some earlier shots of the pre-impounding River Lagan, of Donegall and Queen’s Quays, the Abercorn Basin and of the immediate area before demolition.

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Date Taken
Thursday, 26 October, 1989   (more nearby)
Monday, 4 January, 2010
Vehicles > Cranes   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 345 744 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.0381N 5:55.1350W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 345 744
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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