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View from SW showing SSE front of N railing

SC 710297

Description View from SW showing SSE front of N railing

Date 1969

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 710297

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Luggie Water Aqueduct, Forth & Clyde Canal, East Dunbartonshire The Forth & Clyde Canal reached Kirkintilloch in the early 1770s, and was completed though to Maryhill in 1775. Kirkintilloch became very much a canal village, with foundries in particular drawing supplies of pig-iron and coke via the canal, and sending the castings out in the same way. This shows the parapet and railing on the north side of the aqueduct carrying the canal over the Luggie Water on a single segmental arch. This was the largest single structure on the first section of the canal, and was built in the early 1770s, probably to designs by Robert Mackell, engineer. When the Campsie branch of the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway was opened in 1858 it went under the canal on a culvert built over the Luggie under this aqueduct. The canal was reopened in 2001, as part of the Millennium Link project, and Kirkintilloch is now promoting itself as a canal town. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H35/69/32/8

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/710297

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