J4872 : Old railway bridge, Newtownards (April 2015)

taken 6 years ago, 3 km from Newtownards, Northern Ireland

Old railway bridge, Newtownards (April 2015)
Old railway bridge, Newtownards (April 2015)
An underbridge, on the eastern side of the Scrabo Road, which once carried the Comber – Newtownards section of the line to Donaghadee. Not shown on the current 1:50,000 OS map and not visible in the satellite photograph but shown on the old one inch map. Subject position approximate.
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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J4872, 38 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 18 April, 2015   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 18 April, 2015
Geographical Context
Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Place (from Tags)
Newtownards 
Former (from Tags)
Railway Bridge 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 483 720 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:34.5036N 5:42.4255W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 479 722
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Scrabo  Railway (Dismantled) 

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