|Beer's Bridge, north side, March 2015|
I went for a short stroll this morning in order to see Beer's Bridge on the Beersbridge Road in east Belfast.
I have little knowledge of the bridge or its history, though it seems to have been widened at some stage.
The little river Conn's Water flows under this bridge.
A century ago, this was a thriving industrial area, with the Owen O'Cork Mills on the river's eastern side.
|Beer's Bridge, south side, March 2015|
Further north, the huge Belfast ropeworks flourished.
The other side of the Conn's Water was adjacent to the Grove Weaving Factory (linen) and Elmgrove House (where the school now stands).
Travelling southwards along the river, there is a weir, the highest point to which ordinary tides flow.