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Kelvin Aqueduct

Glasgow University Library Special Collections, James Hopkirk

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Keywords: aqueducts, boats, canals, Forth and Clyde Canal, Kelvin Aqueduct, River Kelvin

The Kelvin Aqueduct carrying the Forth and Clyde Canal across the River Kelvin, 1829. It was designed by the engineer Robert Whitworth and completed 1787-1790.

The aqueduct is built of four huge masonry arches and rises up to 21 metres above the river. James Hopkirk's drawing shows a two-masted vessel on its way to the canal's western terminus at Bowling on the River Clyde.

Reference: Glasgow University Library, MS Murray 636

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