NS8580 : Falkirk Wheel

taken 4 years ago, near to Camelon, Falkirk, Great Britain

Falkirk Wheel
Falkirk Wheel
On the left are the supports for the aqueduct at the top level, and the curved points are part of the Wheel itself. The sloping glass window of the visitor centre is on the right, and the two cruise boats, Antonine and Archimedes, are moored in the basin beside the visitor centre.
The Falkirk Wheel
Opened in 2002 by the Queen, the Falkirk Wheel is a testament to the popularity of canal cruising in the modern era. It connects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal, replacing a flight of locks which fell into disuse in the 1930s and had been built on. The wheel raises or lowers boats 24m (79ft) and takes five-and-a-half minutes to complete a rotation. It is now a major visitor attraction.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 5 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 14 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Business, Retail, Services  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 8527 8011 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:0.0101N 3:50.4733W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 8527 8004
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