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Falkirk Wheel

Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 19 November 2014 in Transportation.

Wheelie fantastic, this boat lift (the only one of its kind in the world) replaces a flight of eleven locks which used to take most of the day to navigate using thousands of gallons of water, with a trip that takes a few minutes using far less water and hardly any energy. Each of the flotation chambers has room for two barges. The system connects two different canals together.