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...


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.


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...


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.