Millennium Link

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The Millennium Link is one of the biggest engineering projects ever undertaken by British Waterways. The Union Canal and the Forth & Clyde Canal were originally joined by a flight of locks. The Millennium Link project replaced the locks with an ingenious and unique boat lift, the Falkirk Wheel.

The project launch was in October 1994, and it received a grant of £ 32 million from the Millennium Commission; the total cost of the project was £ 78 million.

Work started in 1998.

Partners in the Millennium Link project[edit]

Falkirk Ecopark[edit]

A follow-up project known as the Falkirk Helix with plans for a new large boatlift named The Kelpies.

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Coordinates: 56°0′0″N 3°50′26″W / 56.00000°N 3.84056°W / 56.00000; -3.84056