NS8580 : Falkirk Wheel aqueduct, makers plaque

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

Falkirk Wheel aqueduct, makers plaque
Falkirk Wheel aqueduct, makers plaque
The plaque names Butterley Engineering as the makers of the aqueduct (and for that matter, the wheel itself). Butterley was a big name in British engineering throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, their last big commission being the Portsmouth Spinnaker tower, but sadly fell victim to recession and globalisation a few years later in 2009.
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
Thursday, 27 June, 2019   (more nearby)
Sunday, 24 November, 2019
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 8524 8004 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.9719N 3:50.5003W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 8525 8004
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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