Drumhirk railway bridge

Naturally, as in all unexpected discoveries, I didn't have a proper camera with me when I went to the Ark Open Farm in Conlig as I didn't expect to find anything as interesting as a derelict railway bridge...

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Upon following the Nature Trail at the Farm to its farthest extremity it is possible to follow part of the old B&CDR railway course along a line of trees until it meets a boggy meadow. At the other side of that private field one can see the bridge which elevated an east-west road. The road itself now only exists as short sections of lane between farm property.

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Using undated satellite imagery from Bing it is possible to track the course of the railway and plot the remaining bridges in this area. Next task: visit sites with camera, tripod and official-looking flourescent vest...

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There are two more bridges to the north-east of this map which I know have survived ; one which carries part of the Killaughey Road as it enters Donaghadee and another at the Donaghadee Commons.