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Glasgow Industrial History at Maryhill Locks

Saturday, March 07, 2009

This morning I visited a site of historical industrial significance as represented by the Kelvin Aqueduct and Maryhill Locks in the city of Glasgow. A sequence of five locks were built 1787-90 to facilitate the drop of the Forth and Clyde Canal down to the valley of the River Kelvin and at time of construction was the largest engineering project of its kind in Britain. Associated with the locks is the Kelvin Aqueduct comprising a number of massive stone arches to carry the canal across the road and river.

This is a stunning site and witness to late 18th century engineering skills and human muscle power.

Light conditions were poor with light rain in process.

One of the locks

View of the locks. In immediate foreground is the dry dock and slipway of the Old Kelvin Dock (1789)
Aqueduct over Maryhill Road.

Video of the locks ( in poor visibility).



posted by Catswhiskers @ 1:02 PM 


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