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Glasgow University Library Special Collections, James Hopkirk

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Kelvin Aqueduct

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

Glasgow University Library, Special Collections

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

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