The Falkirk Wheel and its associated staircase lock and tunnel at the start and, at the Edinburgh end, this rather fine lift bridge.
|Leamington Lift Bridge 2013|
Leamington Lift Bridge was built in 1895 and allowed traction engines and other heavy road machinery to cross the cut. It was originally sited further along the canal on a section that is now closed and has disappeared and was moved to its current location in 1933.
It was restored and re-opened in 2005 as part of the restoration of the Edinburgh & Glasgow Union from Falkirk but only gives access to the final 200 metres leading to the new terminus of the canal at what is inevitably titled "Edinburgh Quays" As with all movable structures on the Scottish Canals it is operated for boaters by bank staff, which takes a little of the fun out of it, but it was one of the highlights of our short trip, particularly as we got to do it twice.
Co-incidentally, yesterday, as part of my
|Leamington Lift Bridge 1977|