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.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Stephen Craven and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
NS8580, 385 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 27 June, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 24 November, 2019
Geographical Context
Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 8524 8004 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.9719N 3:50.5003W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 8525 8004
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+

Other Tags
Makers Name Plate  Butterley 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image Type (about): close look 
This page has been viewed about 3 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · Geograph Coverage Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register