J4159 : Old railway bridge, Saintfield

taken 9 years ago, 3 km from Saintfield, Northern Ireland

Old railway bridge, Saintfield
Old railway bridge, Saintfield
Just about visible under a heavy coating of ivy, this bridge carried the Windmill Road J4159 : The Windmill Road, Saintfield over the Belfast – Downpatrick/Newcastle (left) railway. Saintfield station J4159 : Former railway station, Saintfield is a short distance further along to the south west. J4159 : Old railway, Saintfield (1) and J4159 : Old railway, Saintfield (2) show the views from the bridge.
The Belfast and County Down Railway

The Belfast and County Down Railway ran from Queen’s Quay station in Belfast to Castlewellan via Comber, Downpatrick and Newcastle. There were also lines from Comber to Donaghadee via Newtownards, Belfast to Bangor and branches from Ballynahinch Jct to Ballynahinch and Downpatrick to Ardglass. The lines opened between 1848 and 1892. All closed by 1950 except for Castlewellan – Newcastle which survived until 1955 as part of the GNR(I) route from Belfast via Banbridge and the Bangor line which remains open but from Belfast Central.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 April, 2013   (more nearby)
Saturday, 13 April, 2013
Geographical Context
Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Former (from Tags)
Railway Bridge 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 411 594 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:27.8247N 5:49.4721W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 411 594
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Saintfield  Road 

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