Over the course of time, man-made canals were built to facilitate the movement of goods and people by opening new corridors or for irrigation purposes. Usually canals are constructed with a series of locks and dams. The first modern canals emerged at the height of the Industrial Revolution.
Since then, innovative ideas and state-of-the-art techniques have been deployed to create some engineering marvels of today’s world. In Scotland, the Falkirk wheel was built to bridge the fourth and Clyde canal with the Union canal and reconnect Glasgow with Edinburgh.
The two cities were previously linked by a flight of 11 locks. These were ᴅɪsᴍᴀɴᴛʟᴇᴅ in 1933, inaugurated in 2002. Falkirk wheel is the
world’s first and only rotating boat lift.