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Flooded Broadway underpass, Belfast

Broadway underpass on the A12 Westlink filled with dirty river water to a depth of about 15 feet at 1pm on Sunday 17 August 2008. You can see the high water mark from the previous evening. A nearby river overwhelmed its culvert and filled the underpass around tea time on Saturday. There's going to be a lot of silt and other debris to remove from the underpass, including (by rumour) abandoned vehicles.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 17, 2008 by nirs
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Flooded Broadway underpass, Belfast

Broadway underpass on the A12 Westlink filled with water to a depth of about 15 feet at 1pm on Sunday 17 August 2008. Engineers have been pumping the water out for about ten hours at this point, and are cleaning the tarmac ahead. The police removed the central reservation as an emergency measure to get vehicles away, and this is also being repaired. A nearby river overwhelmed its culvert and filled the underpass around tea time on Saturday.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 17, 2008 by nirs
Flooded Broadway underpass, Belfast - Coppermine - 19627.jpg
Flooded Broadway underpass, Belfast

Broadway underpass on the A12 Westlink filled with water to a depth of about 15 feet at 1pm on Sunday 17 August 2008. You can see the high water mark from the previous evening ABOVE the roof level of the underpass. A nearby river overwhelmed its culvert and filled the underpass around tea time on Saturday. There's rumoured to be a number of abandoned vehicles still down there.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 17, 2008 by nirs
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About to enter Broadway underpass

About to enter the M1 j1 underpass at Broadway, Belfast, from the Westlink. The road is D3, with only two lanes open each way when this picture was taken.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 07, 2008 by nirs
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Descending into Broadway underpass from Westlink

Descending down from the A12 Westlink, Belfast, into the newly opened Broadway underpass. This now leads directly onto the M1 motorway which now begins a few dozen metres behind where this was taken.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 07, 2008 by nirs
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Emerging from the Broadway (M1 j1) underpass southbound

Coming up along the southbound M1 motorway from the newly opened Broadway (j1) underpass, Belfast.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 07, 2008 by nirs
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New signage on Westlink

New signage on the southbound Westlink approaching Broadway reflecting the freeflow nature of the road. Non-motorway traffic is instructed to leave at Broadway, while the M1 chopsticks sign points the way ahead!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 07, 2008 by nirs
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Roundabout sign, Belfast
The sign, in Glenmachan Street, on the approach to the Broadway roundabout over the Westlink underpass J3273 : The Westlink, Belfast (19). This one needs more than a bit of thought especially if you happen to be a first-timer.
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The Westlink, Belfast (19)
See <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/752674'>J3273 : The Westlink, Belfast (18)</a>. The Broadway underpass <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/752647'>J3273 : The Westlink, Belfast (17)</a> opened on 4 July with two lanes available for traffic in each direction. The official announcement made much of an opening well ahead of target. This ignored, however, the fact that the overall scheme is not complete. The effect of the opening is that there is now a straight run through from York Street <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/582043'>J3475 : The Westlink, York Street, Belfast</a>, without traffic lights or roundabouts, to the M1.
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The Westlink, Belfast (20)
See <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/873345'>J3273 : The Westlink, Belfast (19)</a>. A similar view to <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/752674'>J3273 : The Westlink, Belfast (18)</a>. The underpass is out of picture to the right. Broadway roundabout, over the underpass, has still to be completed.
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The Westlink, Belfast (21)
See <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/873380'>J3273 : The Westlink, Belfast (20)</a>. What was the start of the M1 is now a slip road temporarily reduced to one lane. The new third lanes to and from the junction at Stockman�s Lane are not yet open. The underpass is at top right.
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The 'Rise' sculpture, Belfast (16) The small globe has now been placed inside the other one. The crane has been removed. This is probably the final version – subject to landscaping etc. The view is from the south eastern side of the Broadway roundabout.
 

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