J4569 : The Comber bypass (2013-2)

taken 8 years ago, 4 km from Comber, Northern Ireland

The Comber bypass (2013-2)
The Comber bypass (2013-2)
The view towards Belfast, north west of the Mill Street bridge and the Glen Link. The landscaping, planted more than 50 years ago, has made the road look like part of the natural landscape.
The Comber bypass :: J4669


Phase 1 of the Comber bypass opened in the 60’s. Phase 2 opened in 2003. Both are built on the line of the old Belfast-Donaghadee railway. It connects the Belfast road to the roads to Killyleagh/Downpatrick and Newtownards.

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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Date Taken
Wednesday, 21 August, 2013   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 21 August, 2013
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Place (from Tags)
Comber 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 451 697 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:33.3257N 5:45.4505W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 451 697
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Bypass  Comber Bypass  Road  Trees  Landscaping 

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