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Falkirk in Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
 

Forth & Clyde Ship Canal

International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

 
 
Forth & Clyde Ship Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 1, 2013
1. Forth & Clyde Ship Canal Marker
Inscription.
Constructed:
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

Presented 30 June 2000
by the
Instituion of Civil Engineers
and
American Society of Civil Engineers

 
Erected 2000.
 
Location. 56° 0.08′ N, 3° 50.498′ W. Marker is in Falkirk, Scotland, in Stirlingshire. Marker can be reached from Lime Road. Touch 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
Forth & Clyde Ship Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 1, 2013
2. Forth & Clyde Ship Canal Marker
(approx. one kilometer away); a different marker also named 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falkirk.
 
Additional keywords. Falkirk Wheel
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Falkirk Wheel Centre image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 1, 2013
3. Falkirk Wheel Centre
Falkirk Wheel & Canal image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 1, 2013
4. Falkirk Wheel & Canal
Falkirk Wheel image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 1, 2013
5. Falkirk Wheel
Falkirk Wheel in Operation image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 1, 2013
6. Falkirk Wheel in Operation
Falkirk Wheel in Operation image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 1, 2013
7. Falkirk Wheel in Operation
Water Way To Go Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 1, 2013
8. Water Way To Go Marker
Water Way & Canal Map image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 1, 2013
9. Water Way & Canal Map
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on September 1, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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