J5778 : Former railway bridge near Donaghadee

taken 2 years ago, near to Donaghadee, Northern Ireland

Former railway bridge near Donaghadee
Former railway bridge near Donaghadee
The remains of a railway bridge over the former line between Donaghadee and Newtownards. The bridge has clearly been clipped by a few tractors as a few of the coping stones have been dislodged and are lying in the field. It is difficult to imagine that a railway line was ever in existence here, the area under the bridge has largely been infilled and there is absolutely no trace of the track bed.
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
Friday, 27 March, 2020   (more nearby)
Friday, 27 March, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Roads, Road transport 
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Railway Bridge 
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Irish: geotagged! J 572 789 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:38.0689N 5:33.9533W
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Irish: geotagged! J 572 789
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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