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Author Topic: Blue Lough & Spelga Dam 07.07.18  (Read 4949 times)

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Blue Lough & Spelga Dam 07.07.18
« on: July 09, 2018 »

A hike on Saturday to Blue Lough for a refreshing swim then on to Spelga Dam for a look at the emerged road and bridge:

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Re: Blue Lough & Spelga Dam 07.07.18
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018 »

cool. that old bridge looks class
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Re: Blue Lough & Spelga Dam 07.07.18
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2018 »

cool. that old bridge looks class

It's a fascinating thing to see and how different the area was now the water levels are lower.

Now a tourist attraction

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-politics-44767269

There were quite a lot of folk around, cars parked up the road and a group of guys setting up camp on the banks of the dam.
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Re: Blue Lough & Spelga Dam 07.07.18
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018 »

Another great wee video mate keep them coming  :)
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Re: Blue Lough & Spelga Dam 07.07.18
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2018 »

Quite a novelty that little bridge.  Nice for that little bit of history to show itself from time to time.
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Re: Blue Lough & Spelga Dam 07.07.18
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2018 »

Apparently there is another bridge still underwater.  I saw pictures of it when it was exposed before (they said it was around 1989 it was exposed. From History of Newcastle Co Down facebook page - 'Thanks to Alistair Henry for these photos of the second bridge along the old road covered by Spelga Dam. These were taken in August 1989. I was confused by the recent photos because I remember standing on a bridge with parapets in summer 1995. The surrounding water-logged mud was terrifyingly deep. These prove that I was not doting! There is a second bridge still some distance under the reservoir.'

https://www.facebook.com/pg/HistoryofNewcastleCo.Down/photos/?tab=album&album_id=997815007056256
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Re: Blue Lough & Spelga Dam 07.07.18
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2018 »



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Re: Blue Lough & Spelga Dam 07.07.18
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2018 »

 :D Excellent NIPupper ....love LOTR

Video I made but no second bridge to be seen..yet!


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Re: Blue Lough & Spelga Dam 07.07.18
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2018 »

nice video. cool how its just hanging around under water.
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