NS8579 : Approaching the aqueduct to the Falkirk Wheel

taken 5 months ago, near to Camelon, Falkirk, Great Britain

Approaching the aqueduct to the Falkirk Wheel
Approaching the aqueduct to the Falkirk Wheel
North of Roughcastle tunnel the canal briefly follows natural ground level, then onto an embankment that quickly becomes an aqueduct leading to the wheel itself.
The Falkirk Wheel :: NS8580
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
Thursday, 27 June, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 24 November, 2019
Geographical Context
Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 8524 7996 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.9288N 3:50.4983W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 8526 7990
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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