How the Scottish Falkirk Wheel operates

This video is eight minutes long, narrated by a Scottish narrator with English subtitles.  To be clear, the narrator speaks English with a Scottish inflection.  If you desire English subtitles or you are hearing impaired, there is a button on the control panel which you may push to enable this feature.

The Scottish Falkirk Wheel opened in 2002 to connect two different Scottish rivers, one River eighty feet higher than the other, much like the older wooden canal locks except tha the Falkirk Wheel uses the Archimedes principle so that while one group of boats in a caisson filled with water ascends to one River, the second group of boats in a caisson filed with water descends to a second intersecting River below.

 

 

 

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