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View from SSE showing SSE front of aqueduct with culvert in foreground

SC 710302

Description View from SSE showing SSE front of aqueduct with culvert in foreground

Date 1969

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 710302

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 south end of the aqueduct built in the early 1770s to carry the canal over the Luggie Water with on the right the end of the culvert built to carry the Campsie Branch of the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway under the canal and over the stream. This aqueduct was the largest single engineering works on the first section of the canal, and was probably designed by Robert Mackell, engineer to the canal. 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 H35/69/32/13

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/710302

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