The disadvantage of pictures of the wheel taken from the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath is they show the wheel in the distance. These shots were taken with a telephoto lens, and show more details of the wheel.
The general view on the day the images were taken, 12th October 2001.
The wheel is complete, most of the scaffolding that supported the wheel as it was constructed has been removed. The only major steelwork to be added is the "beaks", work on these would start on the 17th October.
Details of the end of the aqueduct, with the machinery rooms for the wheel still hidden behind blue polythene.
A composite image of the wheel itself, showing details of the caissons, the running rails, the bolt work and the axle. This is a small version of this image, the original is 7200 x 2300 pixels.
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Photographs: Richard McCulloch