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Stunning canal engineering August 22, 2006

Posted by Al in : clever,cool,design,invention,transport , trackback

This sure beats going up and down a step of locks – instead drive into a gigantic wheel and get lifted 24 metres in just 180 degrees.There are some excellent pictures in the Flickr photoset, with the best showing here in this article. I really like the fact that although this is a British engineering masterpiece for once we’re not shy about it. At night there is a wonderful light show which makes the design really stand out. I’ve taken a boat up and down the Caledonian Canal, but I’ve not yet been over to Falkirk – I think I might just have to now.


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