much needed done to the locks taking the Forth and Clyde canal from the River
Carron to Loch 16, most of the work was renovation, although in two places locks
were re-sited upstream so that headroom was increased for roads, that has
previously had two-leaf drawbridges.
This was done at Bainsford, north of Falkirk town center where the lock was moved west of the road, and the canal now appears to be in a cutting, achieving the required headroom under the road.
The cutting and the road are behind you in the pictures shown above and on
This final picture shows the old, original lock. There is a lot of work still to be done to make the waterway navigable, and only 3 months to the re-opening!
Pictures Jim Coyle
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