J3472 : Dredging the River Lagan, Belfast - 2010/11 (91)

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

Dredging the River Lagan, Belfast  -  2010/11 (91)
Dredging the River Lagan, Belfast - 2010/11 (91)
The pontoon-mounted crane at work just downstream of the Ormeau Bridge. A dumb barge on the left and the motor barge “Beachley” on the right.
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
Wednesday, 15 December, 2010   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 15 December, 2010
Dredging   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 345 725 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.0096N 5:55.2060W
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Irish: geotagged! J 344 725
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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