J3332 : The demolished rustic bridge on the Shimna

taken 1 year ago, near to Bryansford, Northern Ireland

The demolished rustic bridge on the Shimna
The demolished rustic bridge on the Shimna
This was one of three wooden bridges on this spate river to be swept away during Storm Francis.
Storm Francis :: J3731

Moving in rapidly from the Atlantic overnight 24th-25th of August, 2020, the deepening Storm Francis brought intense rain to the North of Ireland. This resulted in flash flooding in many parts of the province, the worst incidence being in the coastal resort of Newcastle at the foot of the High Mournes in Co Down. Here, the Shimna River burst its banks and flooded low lying areas of the town. Over 100 homes were flooded and a major rescue operation was mounted by the PSNI, the NIFRS and HM Coastguard. A similar event took place took place in August 2008..

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Friday, 4 September, 2020   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 6 September, 2020
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Paths  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Woodland, Forest  Air, Sky, Weather 
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Irish: geotagged! J 332 320 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:13.2082N 5:57.4456W
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Irish: geotagged! J 333 320
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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