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Union Canal and Aqueduct Bridge at Slateford near Edinburgh.

Edinburgh College of Commerce. Library.

Union Canal and Aqueduct Bridge at Slateford near Edinburgh.

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Published by Edinburgh College of Commerce (Library) in Edinburgh .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal.

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    Pagination(15)p. :
    Number of Pages15
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20864667M
    ISBN 100902703013


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Union Canal and Aqueduct Bridge at Slateford near Edinburgh. by Edinburgh College of Commerce. Library. Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Slateford Aqueduct is a navigable aqueduct that carries the Union Canal over the Water of Leith at Slateford, Edinburgh, ted init has eight arches and spans a length of feet ( m).Crosses: Water of Leith. Photos by Stephen Worsfold.

The Canal effectively starts at the Falkirk Wheel which stands at ft above the valley of the River Carron.

This is a truly amazing feat of 21st century civil engineering - an imaginative solution to the problem that faced the canal restorers when they had to try and think of a way of lowering canal boats from the Union Canal down to the level of the.

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The towpath at Slateford Aqueduct has now reopened. Thank you to everyone for their patience and understanding during the works.

In order to allow essential works to take place, the towpath at Slateford Aqueduct, Inglis Green Road, Edinburgh, Union Canal and Aqueduct Bridge at Slateford near Edinburgh.

book be closed from Monday 23rd January for a period of five weeks. You soon come to Slateford Aqueduct which carries the canal over the Water of Leith. It is the second largest aqueduct in Scotland at metres long and 18 metres tall.

The route ends at Lochrin Basin in the city centre of Edinburgh. Union Canal Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map. With the waterway passing through an iron trough, it constitutes the most spectacular canal structure insite the city bounds, although it is now somewhat hemmed in to the S by the busy Slateford Road and to the N by a lower arched railway bridge.

H Brown This aqueduct is marked on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Edinburghshire NT27SW A concrete arch, carrying the Union Canal over Lanark Road. J Gifford, C McWilliam and D Walker This aqueduct is known as the Prince Charlie Aqueduct, possibly due to the fact that the Pretender set up camp nearby in whilst awaiting the surrender of the city of Edinburgh.

The Union Canal provides a great route in and out of Edinburgh, ideal if you commute by bike, but also great for an excursion or to keep fit. Discover the Union Canal by Bike. Walking & Running. Whether you are looking for a pleasant place for a short stroll, a more energetic walk or even a long distance challenge, the Forth & Clyde and Union.

At the aqueduct, there is a Water of Leith Centre with info on the wild life that can be found. There is a long Union Canal and Aqueduct Bridge at Slateford near Edinburgh.

book of steps leading up from the Water of Leith path to the tow path on the Union Canal above. It has a wooden channel beside the steps, for wheeling cycles from one route to the other.

The Union Canal is one of two Lowland canals in Scotland. After four years' construction it opened in and was known as the Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal. The name reflected the role of the canal, linking Edinburgh with the Forth and Clyde Canal at Falkirk and so providing a through route between Scotland's two major cities.

Slateford to Ratho. At Union Canal and Aqueduct Bridge at Slateford near Edinburgh. book in southwestern Edinburgh the Scottish National Trail switches waterways - leaving the Water of Leith and beginning a long stretch along the Union Canal.

The walking is straightforward on towpaths passing through a variety of suburban and more rural landscapes. Terrain. Canal towpath throughout. Public Transport/5(5). The Leamington Lift bridge, a bridge that has a movable span which rises vertically to Union Canal and Aqueduct Bridge at Slateford near Edinburgh.

book boats pass underneath it, is near the Union canal's terminus at Lochrin Basin right in the heart of the city. It was originally installed around in a slightly different location to its current one.

Re-Union Canal Boats is a social enterprise operating in Edinburgh and Falkirk. We offer RYA accredited training in Helmsman, Crew and First Aid, educational trips, floating youth clubs and the canal college.5/5(55). Union Canal, Slateford and Avon aqueducts - Temporary localised dewatering of the Union Canal to undertake leakage repairs Case Type Scheduled Monument Consent Status Complete; Union Canal, Edinburgh to Falkirk: Installation of twenty towpath cycle - pedestrian counters from Edinburgh to Falkirk.

Case Type Scheduled Monument. The canal has many aqueducts, including the Slateford Aqueduct that takes the canal over the Water of Leith in Edinburgh, the Almond Aqueduct near Ratho and the foot-long ( m) Avon Aqueduct near Linlithgow, the second longest in the United Kingdom.

The Edinburgh end of the canal no longer reaches quite as far as it did (to 'Port Hopetoun. Union Canal (Scotland) Last updated Aug Frozen overflow channel at the River Almond aqueduct during the big freeze of The Union Canal, full name the Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal, is a canal in Scotland, running from Falkirk to Edinburgh, constructed to bring minerals, especially coal, to the was opened in and was initially.

The Union Canal runs just over 30 miles from Edinburgh Quay to the Falkirk Wheel, the world’s first rotating boat lift. Originally built to transport coal, the Union Canal opened in and played an important part in the commercial link across central Scotland before the railway was established in At Slateford, the canal is on an embankment above the surrounding streets, and it crosses over two aqueducts - first is a large built concrete arch over Slateford Road, known as the Prince Charlie Aqueduct as it is close to where Bonnie Prince Charlie set up his headquarters in Union Canal from near Bridge No 52 - - jpg × ; KB Union Canal frozen over - 3, × 2,; MB Union Canal in Tamfourhill - - jpg × ; 44 KBInstance of: canal.

This was a pleasant stroll from the centre of Edinburgh to, and then along, the Union Canal. Pack A highlight was the foot long Slateford Aqueduct, which carries the canal over the Water of Leith and a road; PDSC A boat moored on the canal.

PDSC A bridge near Park Farm. It has eight arches, is feet ( m) long and 60 feet (18 m) tall, and carries the Union Canal across Inglis Green Road and the Water of Leith at Longstone (just at the edge of Slateford) in south-west Edinburgh.

The use of a cast iron trough avoided the need for a deep layer of puddle clay, which in turn allowed a considerable reduction in. This fascinating walk will allow you to take in engineering marvels such as aqueducts including the Slateford Aqueduct which takes the canal over the Water of Leith in Edinburgh & the Almond Aqueduct near Ratho.

Join us for this 8 mile walk from Edinburgh to Ratho. We will begin at the start of the Union Canal at Fountainbridge in Edinburgh. The Union Canal, completed inis miles long so there is the option to go very far. In fact, it links up with the Forth and Clyde Canal at Falkirk, so that you can cycle all the way from Edinburgh to Glasgow.

If you live locally to the canal, as I do, you can take shorter journeys and then head back the way you came. Re-Union Canal Boats used to occupy an office at the canal side unfortunately, as we are a charity, we were unable to remain in the premises long term.

We do still have our boat the Lochrin Belle moored at Edinburgh Quay, (the large purple boat in your pictures) and this boat is available for hire as a private venue.5/5(55). However between & a new construction material had been used to build a bridge over the river Seven near Coalbrook Dale.

and wrought iron work of an aqueduct to be erected at Slateford for the Edinburgh and Glasgow Union CanalThe Contractors to find scaffolding with all the other materials to erect and complete the whole. The Edinburgh & Glasgow Union Canal is Scotland’s only ‘contour’ canal — constructed on almost entirely one level, following the 73m contour.

Avon Aqueduct is the largest of the aqueducts on the canal and the longest in Scotland. The aqueducts at Slateford (NT), Edinburgh, and over the River Almond (NT) share its design.

The 19th century Union Canal is not a park in the typical sense, but like the Water of Leith it provides a strip of blue and green through Edinburgh from Lochrin Basin in Fountainbridge (just off Lothian Road) to Edinburgh's outskirts and beyond. Its 32 miles of revitalised waterway, aquaducts, tunnels and bridges offers walkers, joggers, cyclists, and waterborne craft an.

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There are no images available for this record. Alternative route combining the Union Canal and the Water of Leith For a faster route to Balerno and beyond, take the Union Canal towpath, as described above. At the first bridge after the Slateford Aqueduct (which is two miles from the Leamington Bridge), look for an NCN 75 sign indicating a path to the right.

Media in category "Slateford Aqueduct" The following 23 files are in this category, out of 23 total. Slateford Aqueduct - - jpg × ; KBInstance of: bridge. The Union Canal. About Photos. Closure of the Union Canal: Industry. The Union Canal, as well as providing transport, was an important source of water for the brewery, North British Rubber Works and Cox's Glue Works in Edinburgh.

Closure. However, the canal was closed to through navigation inand sections of it were removed, particularly through Wester Hailes in the western suburbs of Edinburgh.

Get an unforgettable day out with an Akwakat waterbiking session along the Union Canal for one person for just £12 or a two person session for just £23 with Bridge 8 Hub. Vital Information. 90 minute water-biking session for one or two people. Scotland’s only site for Akwakating; Qualified watersports instructor with 15+ years’ experience.

Like the Slateford Aqueduct, it has a sluice gate on top allowing water to be discharged into the river below when the canal's level is too high. This overflow famously froze solid in the exceptionally cold winter ofcreating a seventy-five-foot long icicle between canal and river, known locally as the Broxburn Icicle.

The Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal is a broad canal and is part of the Waterways of Mainland runs for 32 miles and ¾ furlongs through 3 locks from Union Canal Junction (where it joins the Forth and Clyde Canal (Main Line)) to Edinburgh Quay (which is a dead end). The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 70 feet long and.

History was also made in with the construction of the pioneering Barton Swing Aqueduct. Sir Edward Leader Williams came up with this novel solution to the problem of large boats passing beneath an aqueduct. The ’ long ‘swinging’ aqueduct pivots open to make room for vessels travelling on the Manchester Ship Canal.

The final section takes you from Ratho in Edinburgh. The first few miles take you through farmland before entering the suburbs of Edinburgh.

You soon come to Slateford Aqueduct which carries the canal over the Water of Leith. It is the second largest aqueduct in Scotland at metres long and 18 metres tall. For 5 weeks from 23 Januarythe Slateford Aqueduct on the Union Canal in Edinburgh will be closed.

This route goes onto the roads to bypass the aquaduct before rejoining the canal. There are three major aqueducts on the Union Canal. The ft long eight-arched Slateford Aqueduct on the edge of Edinburgh takes the canal over the Water of Leith, while another takes the canal over the River Avon west of Linlithgow.

This is ft long and 86ft high, making it the second longest in the UK. Engineering challenges: The Union Canal Not surprisingly the citizens of Edinburgh viewed the canal with admiring, not to say envious, eyes.

Raising the funds needed to give them access to it took time, but in engineer Hugh Baird () surveyed a promising route for a link; it would run from the Forth and Clyde Canal at Falkirk into. Brent, London Borough pdf Grand Union Canal Aqueduct (L.B.

of Brent) North Circular Road utilities water amenities Find similar images Buy a print 8 x 6 inches Please note that dimensions apply to the paper size and not the image area.I missed this on my way along the Canal this download pdf.

That will be a nightmare particularly for avoiding the start of Lanark Road (think the aqueduct is the best of two evils). I suppose best diversion route will be through Redhall Park to join or exit the canal at the point where you can take the bridge over towards the Water of Leith.We have 68 properties for sale listed as: union canal edinburgh, from £80, Find: edinburgh properties for sale at the best prices.