J3471 : The King's Bridge, Belfast - April 2014(1)

taken 6 years ago, near to Beal Feirste, Stranmillis, Windsor, Ballynafeigh and Rosetta, Northern Ireland

The King's Bridge, Belfast - April 2014(1)
The King's Bridge, Belfast - April 2014(1)
The view across the King’s Bridge, from Sunnyside Street, towards the Stranmillis Embankment. The gloomy mist, partly hiding the City Hospital chimney J3373 : The City Hospital chimney, Belfast (background) is probably the Sahara dust mentioned in the shared description (below).
The King's Bridge, Belfast

The King’s Bridge, across the River Lagan, connecting the Stranmillis and Annadale Embankments, opened in 1910 and is believed to be the first reinforced concrete road bridge in Ireland. It is subject to a weight restriction of 7.5 tonnes.
For more information about the bridge see this link LinkExternal link.

Sahara dust smog, Belfast (April 2014) :: J3478

The effects (mainly smog, dust settled on vehicles and difficulties for asthmatics) of the wind-carried dust from the Sahara Desert have made news in the last few days (April 2014). The worst has been in parts of England although there were media reports of the material in NI. Today’s “Independent” recorded “Saharan dust and record levels of air pollution will continue to plague the UK today, leading experts to advise schools to keep children indoors in the worst affected parts of England. A perfect storm of dust from the Sahara, emissions from the Continent, low south-easterly winds and domestic pollution has caused air quality to plummet while pollution levels soar in England and Wales. The smog-like conditions are forecast to remain until Friday [4 April 2014]”. The dust is explained in this link LinkExternal link.
The photographs submitted by me show what might be Sahara dust. I am not a scientist or meteorologist and it’s quite possible that I am completely wrong.

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Thursday, 3 April, 2014   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 3 April, 2014
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Air, Sky, Weather 
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Belfast 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 340 718 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:34.6191N 5:55.6992W
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Irish: geotagged! J 340 717
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Mist  Smog  Sahara Dust  Road  Bridge  River Lagan  River Bridge 

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