J3474 : Station Street/Bridge End flyover, Belfast (April 1991)

taken 30 years ago, near to Belfast County Borough, Shankill, Ballymacarret, Cliftonville and Skegoneill, Northern Ireland

Station Street/Bridge End flyover, Belfast (April 1991)
Station Street/Bridge End flyover, Belfast (April 1991)
The view (approximately north) along the Station Street flyover towards the Abercorn Basin and the Queen’s Road. Work had started on the cross-harbour road and rail bridges. The scrap had been removed from Queen’s Quay (left) but the coal quay, its sheds and four cranes survived for more than two years before being dismantled in June 1993 J3474 : Weir and cross-harbour bridges, Belfast (82). The M3 embankment is under construction at middle right.
Station Street flyover, Belfast


The flyover connecting the Queen’s Road/Queen’s Quay and Station Street to Bridge End was built when around 25,000 people worked in shipbuilding. With the closure of the shipyard and the redevelopment of the area as the Titanic Quarter, it’s due to be demolished and replaced by a new road layout in keeping with the expected future traffic requirements and to improve the appearance and perception of the area. This is a series of photographs, as a matter of geographical and historical record, showing the flyover while still in use.
The final version of the Masterplan for the redevelopment of the Queen’s Quay area was published on 29 August 2013 LinkExternal link.
It includes several references to the Station Street/Bridge End flyover. The following (in the interest of brevity) is selective “As the Masterplan has identified, a key impediment to implementing the development is the Station Street flyover. DSD has obtained planning permission for the flyover’s removal to facilitate its replacement with an “at grade” roadway. . . . The regeneration Masterplan assumes that the Station Street flyover is removed. . . . . 2014 2016 Infrastructure works to remove Station Street flyover and undertake public realm works”. The above link has a link to the full document.

Building the Lagan weir and cross-harbour bridges, Belfast

A collection of photographs showing the building of the Lagan weir and the cross-harbour road and railway bridges in the early 1990’s. There are also some earlier shots of the pre-impounding River Lagan, of Donegall and Queen’s Quays, the Abercorn Basin and of the immediate area before demolition.

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Sunday, 14 April, 1991   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 3 June, 2014
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Roads, Road transport 
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Belfast 
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Irish: geotagged! J 345 745 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.0807N 5:55.1050W
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Queens Quay (Belfast)  Flyover  Quays  Coal Yard 

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