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The Falkirk Wheel

Question:  What do you do when you need to link canal boats on the Forth & Clyde Canal with the Union Canal, despite a 115 foot difference in elevation?

Answer:  The Falkirk Wheel

Read more here and here.

Falkirk, Scotland

Falkirk Wheel: Falkirk, Scotland

This isn’t a new idea either:

The Anderton Boat Lift was built in 1875 to lift boats 50 between the River Weaver and the Trent and Mersey Canal.

The Anderton Boat Lift in England was built in 1875 to lift boats 50 feet from the River Weaver up to the Trent and Mersey Canal.

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