Ballydehob railway bridge, Ireland



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"On 6 September 1886 Ballydehob railway station opened on the narrow gauge Schull and Skibbereen Railway with a huge sports event held in Ballydehob to mark the occasion. At the time there was a 15 m.p.h. speed limit on the railway. The magnificent 12 arch bridge, which dominates the estuary of Ballydehob, was the major engineering achievement of the line. Mounting losses, coal shortages and the arrival of buses and motor cars eventually brought the closure of the line. The final train ran on 27 January 1947 and the station finally closed altogether on 1 June 1953. Ballydehob was the main intermediate station on the railway."
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Date Created 12/21/2009

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Bert Over 1 year ago
VERY well done, I really enjoy looking at the point cloud and overhead views on this, and the history you provided in the description really gives me a sense of context. Thanks so much for sharing this.

A couple of things that could make it even better..(1) add a geotag so people exploring the new Bing Maps Explore site will be able to see it, and (2) add some highlights that help viewers "traverse the bridge"
nutterguy Over 1 year ago
Now that I've had a chance (;-]) it's all geotagged and highlighted. Sadly I can't be 100% on the orientation as the bing maps photos from the area are not the best quality.
Thanks very much for the comment!
Jonathan Over 1 year ago
very cool. great history.
TonyErnst Over 1 year ago
Awesome job nutterguy.
nutterguy Over 1 year ago
Thanks for the comments Tony and Jonathan. :-D
David-Photosynth-Team Over 1 year ago
Beautiful lighting!
nutterguy Over 1 year ago
Thanks David, combination of strong winter sun, nice sky, still lake and my 40D. Love it when a plan comes together! :-D
Nathanael Over 1 year ago
The stonework in this is nothing less than ideal for Photosynth. Wonderful work, NG.
nutterguy Over 1 year ago
Cheers Nathanael!
The.Rev Over 1 year ago
pointcloud is amazing! Gives me a idea for a new synth! Thank you!
jellosoup Over 1 year ago
My daughter lives about five minutes from here, and I live 5000 miles from here. We truly live in a small world! Love love!
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