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Forth and Clyde Canal 25.9 **
Each lock is 74 feet long and 20 feet broad, and procures a rise of 8 feet, the greatest
height of the Canal is 141 feet, its medium breadth at the Surface is 56 feet and its medium breadth at the bottom 27 feet. - Its Capacities admit vessels of 19 feet beam, 68 feet keel and 8 feet draft of water.-It is Crossed by 33 drawbridges, and passes over 10 considerable
Aqueducts, And upwards of 30 Smaller ones or tunnels. - The Greatest aqueduct is a very
magnificent one across the Kelvin at Maryhill, begun in June 1787 and finished in April 1791.- It Consists of 4 grand arches, is 83 feet high, runs across a dell or valley 400 feet wide and was
completed at a cost of £8500.- The Canal has 6 reservoirs, Covering about 400 acres, and
Containing upwards of 12,000 lockfulls of water, and means exist for more than doubling the Supply. Property of the Share-holders.
The foregoing is taken from the
Gazeteer of Scotland. -

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