The Life Of The Falkirk Wheel
1933 – The Forth & Clyde and Union Cannels were dismantled. The original cannels were linked by 11 locks which took a whole day to transit.
1994 – The concept of a wheel as a boatlift was considered.
The final design was said to be inspired by many things; a Celtic double headed spear, vast turning propeller of a Clydbank built ship, a whales ribcage and the spine of a fish.
1998 – Work started on the £84.5million Millennium Link to rejoin the 2 cannels.
2002 – Her Majesty The Queen opened the 1st only rotating boat lift.
To read more or to see how the Falkirk Wheel works please visit: https://www.scottishcanals.co.uk/falkirk-wheel/about-the-wheel/