D3905 : The Black Arch on the A2 Coast Road

taken 7 years ago, near to Larne, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

The Black Arch on the A2 Coast Road
The Black Arch on the A2 Coast Road
The Black Arch (sometimes called the “Blackcave Tunnel”) is a short tunnel which allows the road to pass through the basalt cliffs of the headland to the north of Larne. The tunnel is subject to a height restriction (13ft/3.8m) with oversize vehicles being diverted to use the Old Glenarm Road between Larne and Ballygalley.

The tall chimneys of the Ballylumford power station can be made out in the distance, through the arch.
The A2 in Northern Ireland

The A2 in Northern Ireland is a major road which runs for 239 miles from the border crossing at Muff (where it becomes the Irish Regional Road R238) to Newry in County Down. A considerable length of the route is often referred to the Antrim Coast Road because much of it follows the scenic coastline of County Antrim; other parts of the road follow the coasts in Counties Down and Londonderry.

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D3905, 37 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Thursday, 28 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 29 April, 2018
Geographical Context
Coastal  Roads, Road transport 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
Road (from Tags)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! D 398 052 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:52.5075N 5:49.3046W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! D 398 052
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Coast Road  Archway  Tunnel  Height Restriction Sign 

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