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Falkirk Wheel

 

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  • The Falkirk Wheel, Scotland

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  • The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal in Scotland which were 90m apart.
  • The wheel weighs 1200 tonnes in terms of the amount of steel used in the structure and can lift 600 tonnes of boat and water using only 1.5kw of power.
  • It is the only rotating boat lift in the world.

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Architect
RMJM
Developer
British Waterways
Structural Engineer
Butterley Engineering

Reference Data

Reference No.
2786
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
17-02-2015
 

Building Location

Address
Lime Road, Falkirk. FK1 4RS
Council
Falkirk Council
County
Stirlingshire
Region
Scotland
Country
United Kingdom

Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1994
Construction start date
1999
Completion date
2002
Style
Zoomorphic

Roof Height (AGL)
35.00

Market Data

Primary Use
Other


Metres > Feet