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Falkirk Wheel | by Cecilia Condal (away - fuera)
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Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. It is named after the nearby town of Falkirk in central Scotland. The two canals were previously connected by a series of 11 locks, but by the 1930s these had fallen into disuse, were filled in and the land built upon

 

.La Rueda de Falkirk, llamada así por el cercano pueblo de Falkirk en Escocia central, es una esclusa giratoria que funciona como un ascensor para buques y conecta el canal Forth-Clyde con el canal Unión.

 

Esta rueda es única en el mundo actualmente, y podría considerarse como símbolo de la ingeniería de Escocia, tal como la Torre Eiffel lo es de Francia y el Puente Golden Gate de California.

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Taken on October 17, 2009