J3269 : Original Lagan towpath, Shaw's Bridge, Belfast - June 2019(1)

taken 1 year ago, near to Balmoral, Windsor and Finaghy, Northern Ireland

Original Lagan towpath, Shaw's Bridge, Belfast - June 2019(1)
Original Lagan towpath, Shaw's Bridge, Belfast - June 2019(1)
The original Lagan towpath, looking towards the boathouse. The official description of the listed bridge includes this “There was formerly stone towpath ramps down from the upstream/W and downstream/E ends of the bridge to a towpath which ran from Belfast to Lisburn. All traces of the E ramp were removed when the new road bridge was built in the 1970s . . . . Although overgrown vestiges of the W ramp survive, access to its top end is now blocked by a rubble stone wall, whilst access from the bottom is likewise hindered by a recently-built boat house”.  See also J3269 : Original Lagan towpath, Shaw's Bridge, Belfast - June 2019(2).
Shaw's Bridge, Belfast

Some photographs of and from Shaw’s Bridge, Belfast.
There are two bridges, both called “Shaw’s Bridge” across the River Lagan on the Malone Road/Milltown Road. The first was built in about 1707 and was in use as a road bridge until 1977 when replaced, for motor vehicles, by a concrete structure of four lanes forming part of the Belfast outer ring road. The old bridge remains but restricted to pedestrians and bicycles.

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Date Taken
Monday, 24 June, 2019   (more nearby)
Monday, 24 June, 2019
Geographical Context
Paths  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Derelict, Disused  Canals 
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Canal Towpath 
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 324 690 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:33.1298N 5:57.2030W
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Irish: geotagged! J 324 690
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Shaws Bridge (Belfast)  River Lagan  Towpath  Lagan Towpath 

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