J3673 : The Connswater at The Hollow, Belfast (September 2015)

taken 6 years ago, near to Ormeau, Sydenham, Ballymacarret and Ballyhackamore, Northern Ireland

The Connswater at The Hollow, Belfast (September 2015)
The Connswater at The Hollow, Belfast (September 2015)
Work has started at The Hollow (ie at Con O’Neill’s Bridge J3673 : Con O'Neill's bridge, Belfast and the confluence J3673 : The Knock and Loop Rivers, Belfast). In the words of the official announcement “19 August 2015 Construction of the Connswater Community Greenway continues across most of east Belfast. Construction has now begun in the Hollow at Elmgrove to Beerbridge [sic] Road (section C6). This site is very special to the Connswater Community Greenway as it is where the Connswater River meets the Knock and the Loop Rivers and it is what our logo is based on!” The work includes new/ improved combined cycle way and walkway, landscaping, conservation of Conn O’Neill’s Bridge and river channel improvements.
The site is completely closed and out of bounds to the public. This view is upstream from the Beersbridge Road J3673 : The Connswater, Belfast (13). The river is quite high after heavy overnight rain.
The Connswater Greenway, Belfast

A major project involving a neglected river running through east Belfast. Officially described as: “The Connswater Community Greenway is a £32 million investment in East Belfast. The project has been developed by the East Belfast Partnership and is funded by the Big Lottery Fund, Belfast City Council and the Department for Social Development.
The Connswater Community Greenway will create a 9km [5½ miles] linear park through East Belfast, following the course of the Connswater, Knock and Loop Rivers, connecting the open and green spaces and remediating the Connswater River itself. The Greenway will reconnect the communities of East Belfast and restore the rivers as community assets. It will create vibrant, attractive, safe and accessible parkland for leisure, recreation and community events and activities”.

An announcement, on 2 July 2013, included the following “Summer 2013 construction of the first phase of the Connswater Community Greenway Project will begin with work taking place in Orangefield and Victoria Parks. One of the key elements of work in Victoria Park is a new bridge link from Victoria Park to Airport Road”.

An official press release dated 19 August 2014 contains the following: “The final phase of the Connswater Community Greenway will begin later this year and will include; a C.S. Lewis themed public square at Holywood Arches, public art, new play areas, improvements to the rivers, flood defences, lighting, benches, landscaping, planting and 13kms of new paths for walking and cycling.”
This is the link to the official Connswater Greenway website LinkExternal link

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Saturday, 12 September, 2015   (more nearby)
Saturday, 12 September, 2015
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Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
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WGS84: 54:35.4968N 5:53.4545W
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