The Newry � Warrenpoint road (A2) at Narrow Water on the approach to Warrenpoint. 22 November 2007. Taken by Wee Hughie
Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 28, 2007 by PeterA5145
THE MUSSENDEN ROAD, COLERAINE
Picture by Wee Hughie
Nominated by Schult for POTM May 2008.
I like lots of Wee Hughie's photos. This one in particular because of the promise of sunny days (yeah, right) after all this snow. There's no sky - just the appearance of a wall of sea rising beyond, and the balance of light and colour is spot on for my taste.
Go to WH's album for full size version of this.
Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 20, 2008 by Schult
Middlepath Street, Belfast Part of the route from the Queen Elizabeth Bridge <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/587541'>J3474 : The Queen Elizabeth Bridge, Belfast</a> to east Belfast and the signposted route to Downpatrick and Newcastle. The original street dated from around 1870 and (being close to Queen�s Quay <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1629747'>J3474 : The 'Ballykern' at Belfast (2)</a>) contained several coal yards. It was rebuilt in the 1960�s as the approach to the Sydenham bypass and changed again in the 1990�s with the building of the M3. The view is from the Sydenham bypass flyover across Bridge End <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1554583'>J3574 : Bridge End flyover, Belfast</a>. Continue to <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1760909'>J3474 : Middlepath Street, Belfast (2)</a>.
Faded road sign, Belfast Faded and peeling sign in Chichester Street. The patch was added when the lower part of the street (passing the Law Courts) was closed (for security reasons) to through traffic. It has now re-opened but as a bus lane and for access only <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1518888'>J3474 : Bus and bus lane, Belfast</a>.
Corporation Street, Belfast (3) See <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/590317'>J3474 : Corporation Street, Belfast (2)</a>. Corporation Street remains closed during the rebuilding of the Belfast sewers. An eerie calm prevails over what was once a street busy with traffic. In the ten minutes I spent here, one pedestrian and four vehicles passed (one had taken the wrong turning). The view is towards Corporation Square at the cross-harbour railway and road <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4750'>J3474 : Belfast Cross Harbour Links</a>.
The Sydenham bypass, Belfast (2) See <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/598632'>J3574 : The Sydenham bypass, Belfast (1)</a>. The view in the opposite direction. The Harland & Wolff cranes are at top left. �Goliath� is nearest the camera.
The Sydenham bypass, Belfast (1) The view along the Sydenham bypass <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/593297'>J3674 : The Sydenham bypass, Belfast</a> at the Belfast end with the slip road to Short Strand on the left. The bypass continues to Bridge End (right).
Newtownards Road roundabout, Bangor The Newtownards Road roundabout is one of five on the Bangor ring road. It is also the busiest. Just as I was returning my camera to its bag I heard the distinctive �nee-naw� from the nearby fire station. This is the result. Note: part of the roundabout is in J5080.
The Belfast - Bangor road near Holywood
This is the view towards Belfast from the flyover connecting the Belfast � Bangor road to the Holywood Exchange �retail park�. The spire in the background is St Mark�s, Dundela <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/317441'>J3674 : The Lion, the Witch . . .</a>.
The Shore Road near Greenisland (1) See <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/733462'>J3784 : The Shore Road near Jordanstown</a>. The road, in this square, looking towards Belfast. This section is expected to be bypassed by the new road.
The Shore Road near Jordanstown See <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/722901'>J3784 : The Shore Road, Jordanstown</a>. The road, to the NE of the previous photo, looking towards Belfast. This section of the road is to be dualled and will include a roundabout where I am standing. The land for it was reserved many years ago.
Rushpark roundabout, Whiteabbey Rushpark roundabout is where the M5 joins the Shore Road, Whiteabbey. The M5 is in the foreground but the �End of Motorway� sign is behind the photographer. The view is towards Carrickfergus.
The Bank Road, Larne The Bank Road is the road to Carrickfergus. The buildings on the right were used for the storage of coal imported at the Bank Quay. The quay closed to shipping in 1995 and remains unchanged although showing the effects on non-use. This is the view towards Larne.
Traffic lights near Larne The bridge carrying the Carrickfergus � Larne road over the railway at the Bank Road, Larne <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/407129'>D4001 : Railway near Larne</a> is skewed making it next to impossible for lorries to pass without crossing the white line. This set of lights is new and means that traffic no longer meets oncoming vehicles on the bridge. The view is towards Larne. The bridge is on the Bank Road, Larne. The lights and the photographer are on the Main Road, Glynn. See <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/407154'>D4000 : Sign between Glynn and Larne</a>.
Ballycastle A mini-roundabout in a residential area in Ballycastle. The ugly red blocks on the skyline are schools, in the next square.
The Corratavey (or Irish) bridge This fine arch carries the main road (A2) between Cushendall and Ballycastle over the Corratavey burn. The road under it is part of the 10km drive around Ballypatrick Forest. The driver must negotiate a shallow ford to pass under the bridge as the carriageway and the stream combine under the span. The bridge was built in 1834 by William Bald. He was also one of the chief engineers of the Cushendall to Ballycastle road.
Road through forest The B17(A2) road from Bushmills to Ballycastle.
Quay Road Some of the shops in Ballycastle's main street.
Foyle Embankment, Derry - Londonderry Heading NNW
Craigavon Bridge, Londonderry Londonderry once had four railway companies serving the City.
1:) Great Northern Railway of Ireland, (Foyle Road) Belfast to Londonderry via Portadown (West Bank)
2:) London Midland and Scottish Northern Counties Committee, (Waterside) Belfast to Londonderry via Antrim (East Bank)
3:) Londonderry and Lough Swilly *Pennyburn)(West Bank)
4:) County Donegal Joint Railway Committee. (Victoria Road) (East Bank)
In order for the four railway companies to interchange goods wagons, the Craigavon Bridge was designed and built as a double deck bridge.
The lower deck had a turn-table at either end, and carried trackwork of mixed gauge, 5ft 3ins (Standard gauge), and 3ft 0ins (Narrow gauge).
The goods wagons would have been placed on the turn-table one at a time and hauled across the bridge by winch and chain.
After three out of the four railway companies ceased trading, the lower deck of the bridge was converted to carry road traffic to and from the East and West Banks of Londonderry.
Craigavon Bridge, Derry The Craigavon Bridge over the river Foyle in Derry.
Construction began in the late 1920s and was finished in 1933. The lower deck of the current bridge was originally a railway line, but this was replaced by a road in 1968. It was named after Lord Craigavon, a former Prime Minister of Northern Ireland.
This bridge replaced an earlier steel structure known as the Carlisle Bridge that was constructed in 1863. The earliest crossing over the Foyle near this point was a wooden bridge dating from around 1790.
Craigavon Bridge, Derry - Londonderry Heading south-east towards the Waterside district
Waterside link, Derry - Londonderry Heading north
Caw, Derry - Londonderry The road runs north-east towards the dual carriageway and the Caw roundabout
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