On the 12th

As it was such a nice day, I went out cycling today. Decided to go through the park I found before, with the great bridges. And here they are:

That’s my bike there on the right for scale. It looks quite small. Obviously enough, you can easily walk under the crossbar.

To get there, I made a left turn on the way into Jordanstown, and it took me into what google maps says is Glen Park. It’s a nice little park, quite forested, with a river running through it (not unlike Cregagh Glen). But suddenly you come on these bridges – the old stone one with that cool ironwork, then the 2 newer ones in white concrete immediately behind with their pleasing modern arches. It’s very striking, and my phone hasn’t captured it terribly well, but it’s a nice spot.

From there, I carried on through the park, and then out of Monkstown. On the spur of the moment, decided to visit Knockagh Monument, a big stone obelisk that looks down from the hills over Jordanstown comemmorating the men of Antrim that died in the wars. There’s a lot of uphill to get there, which ended up a bit of a struggle, but the view is spectacular, and the monument worth a look.

And that’s where I went today!


3 Responses to “On the 12th”

  1. Garibaldi McFlurry Says:

    Cool bridges! Do you know what they carry / carried? I’m assuming the railway is at least one of them?

  2. Norwin Says:

    Yes, I heard a train on one of them. The middle one I think, but couldn’t be sure.

  3. John Girvin Says:

    That park is just down the road from where I live and I’ve cycled it many times on my way to/from Belfast. It’s actually called the “Newtownabbey Way”. The bridges are the Bleach Green Viaducts where the NIR Larne and Derry lines split – Google Map link here: http://is.gd/JRyEGB