J3674 : The Ropeworks footbridge, Connswater, Belfast (December 2017)

taken 7 months ago, near to Ballymacarret, Sydenham, Ormeau, Ballyhackamore and Queens Island, Northern Ireland

The Ropeworks footbridge, Connswater, Belfast (December 2017)
The Ropeworks footbridge, Connswater, Belfast (December 2017)
The Ropeworks Bridge, a short distance upstream from the Connswater Link, built as part of the Connswater Greenway scheme. The name comes from the almost-forgotten Belfast Ropeworks which previously occupied the site (now the Connswater Retail Park). This link
LinkExternal link is to a copy of the company’s brochure which includes an aerial drawing of the entire site. The course of the Connswater is clearly visible.
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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Friday, 22 December, 2017   (more nearby)
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Friday, 22 December, 2017
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Paths  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
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Belfast 
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Bridge 
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Irish: geotagged! J 362 740 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.7793N 5:53.5791W
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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