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Muirtown Locks, locks and swing bridge. Aerial view.

SC 399126

Description Muirtown Locks, locks and swing bridge. Aerial view.

Catalogue Number SC 399126

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of A 36838

Scope and Content Muirtown Locks, Caledonian Canal, Inverness, Highland Inverness expanded rapidly in the 19th century following construction of the Caledonian Canal (begun in 1804) and connection to the rail network (1855). Its main industries at that period were ship-building, iron founding and saw-milling. When a vessel enters a lock, the gates behind it are closed. Water drains from the lock, or flows into it, equalising the water-level with that of the next lock or stretch of canal. The gates are cast iron. The Caledonian Canal connecting the Beauly Firth to Loch Linnhe was constructed in 1804-22 to designs by Thomas Telford. In its heyday, it was the main east-west freight route across the Scottish Highlands. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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