J3472 : Dredging the River Lagan, Belfast - 2010/11 (77)

taken 12 years ago, near to Beal Feirste, Shankill, Belfast County Borough, Ballymacarret and Stranmillis, Northern Ireland

Dredging the River Lagan, Belfast -  2010/11 (77)
Dredging the River Lagan, Belfast - 2010/11 (77)
Another bucket load of silt J3472 : Dredging the River Lagan, Belfast - 2010/11 (76) going into the “Beachley” J3473 : Dredging the River Lagan, Belfast - 2010/11 (74) (right). This site is between the Cromac Lock and the Ormeau Bridge – close to Balfour Avenue J3472 : Balfour Avenue, Belfast.
Dredging the River Lagan, Belfast - 2010/11

Work is about to start on the dredging of the River Lagan downstream of the Stranmillis weir. According to an official statement “The £2.8m contract, awarded to local firm Graham Construction, will see dredging on the river for the first time since 1994 . . . It will start mid-September and is due to finish spring 2011. The work involves thousands of tonnes of silt being removed by diggers and disposed off at an approved location out at sea. The river will be initially closed to navigation for safety reasons during the period of the contract. However, after consultation with river users the works will be completed on a sectional basis with the first section being handed over to river users after six weeks.” The last dredging contract was in 2002 J3474 : Dredging barges, River Lagan, Belfast (2).

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 30 November, 2010   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 30 November, 2010
Dredging   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 3460 7283 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.1484N 5:55.1247W
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Irish: geotagged! J 3458 7283
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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