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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The Fankirk Wheel


     The Fankirk Wheel was completed in 2002 and is an exceptional feat of engineering. It is a rotating boat lift (the first one in the world) that connects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. The Wheel connects the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh by canal, replacing 11 locks across central Scotland, that were abandoned in the 1930’s. 
     It can carry eight or more boats at a time, scooping them out of the water and depositing them either up or down on the waterway between the two cities.

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