Falkirk in Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Forth & Clyde Ship Canal
International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
Grangemouth to Glasgow - 1768-77
Glasgow to Bowling 1785-90
Closed: 1963 - - - Re-opened: 2001
Engineers: J. Smeaton, R. Mackell, R. Whitworth
This canal, which in addition to inland traffic, accommodated full-masted coastal ships between the North and Irish Seas, represents a world landmark in canal engineering development. The project significantly advanced the industrial revolution in Scotland, and its organization proved the model for civil engineering work down to the present.
In Recognition of the canal's "millennium link" regeneration
Instituion of Civil Engineers
American Society of Civil Engineers
Location. 56° 0.08′ N, 3° 50.498′ W. Marker is in Falkirk, Scotland, in Stirlingshire. Marker can be reached from Lime Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Falkirk, Scotland FK1 4RS, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Antonine Wall (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); The Roman Fort (approx. one kilometer away); The Northern Defences The Antonine Wall (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); a different marker also named The Antonine Wall (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Antonine Wall Rough Castle (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); Battle of Falkirk Muir (approx. 2 kilometers away); The Parish Church Graveyard (approx. 3.4 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Falkirk.
Additional keywords. Falkirk Wheel
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
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