J3172 : The Blackstaff River, Belfast (2)

taken 7 years ago, near to Springfield, Beal Feirste, Windsor, Shankill and Belfast County Borough, Northern Ireland

The Blackstaff River, Belfast (2)
The Blackstaff River, Belfast (2)
The Blackstaff, seen from a footbridge in Glenmachan Place J3172 : Glenmachan Place, Belfast, looking downstream to where it enters the culvert taking it underground to the Lagan, near the Gasworks. The Broadway Towers J3173 : Broadway Towers, Belfast are in the background. The Google map is not accurate.
The Blackstaff River, Belfast
A short urban river, fed by the Woodlands River, rising near the Bog Meadows, flowing into the Lagan upstream of here J3473 : The Albert Bridge, Belfast.
Much of its course is parallel to the M1 motorway (where it flows along the eastern/south eastern side) before going underground a short distance before the Broadway roundabout. It continues, passing to the north of the railway, under Gt Victoria Street, the Dublin and Ormeau Roads and enters the Lagan near the site of the former Gasworks.
In 1881 it was described as "Time was when the Blackstaff ran through the suburbs little more polluted than a mountain burn. Now it has become the greatest eyesore in the town."
This description and the photographs submitted by me appear as a matter of record only. They should not be interpreted as expressing any environmental or other opinion about the river.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 12 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 12 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 319 728 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.1802N 5:57.6293W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 318 727
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Belfast  River  Blackstaff River (Belfast) 

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