Select Committee on Scottish Affairs Minutes of Evidence


APPENDIX 4

Forth and Clyde Canal and Union Canal Re-opening project statistics

1A.  FORTH AND CLYDE CANAL:

    —  Work commenced March 1999
    —  Opened 26 May 2001 for first time in nearly forty years
    —  1.4km new canal
    —  16 new road bridges
    —  1 road bridge raised
    —  9 opening bridges re-commissioned (3 road, 6 pedestian)
    —  4 new opening bridges (1 road, 3 pedestrian)
    —  3 new fixed footbridges
    —  6 new locks
    —  32 refurbished locks
    —  35 pairs of new lockgates
    —  146,000t dredgings
    —  45km towpath upgraded

1B.  UNION CANAL:

    —  Work commenced March 1999
    —  3.8km new canal
    —  12 new road bridge
    —  3 new footbridges
    —  1 road bridge converted to footbridge
    —  38 masonry bridges, aqueducts and weirs refurbished
    —  2 aqueducts
    —  1 tunnel
    —  3 locks
    —  Falkirk Wheel
    —  147,000 dredgings
    —  38km towpath upgraded (to date)

1C.  BRIDGE WORKS WERE REQUIRED AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

Forth and Clyde Canal Bowling bascule footbridge Balmuildy Road
Ferrydyke bascule footbridgeCadder
Erskine Ferry bridgeTownhead
Dalmuir West bascule footbridgeHillhead swing bridge
Dalmuir droplock bridgeTwechar lift bridge
Trafalgar Street footbridgeAuchinstarry
Kilbowie RoadWyndford
Sylvania Way 1A80
Sylvania Way 2Cumbernauld Road
Argyll RoadBonnybridge lift bridge
Linnvale bascule footbridgeFalkirk Wheel swing bridge
Duntreath AvenueLock 16 bridge
Footbridge at Lock 36Footbridge at Lock 14
Bard Avenue bascule footbridgeCamelon
Great Western RoadMerer's
Lock 32 footbridgeBainsford
Netherton swing footbridgeFootbridge at Lock 4
Cleveden RoadFootbridge at Lock 3


  These bridge works comprised the following categories:

Road bridge constructed [inc 1 raised]
17
Opening road bridge constructed
1
Opening footbridge constucted
3
Opening road bridge re-commissioned
3
Opening footbridge re-commissioned
6
Footbridge installed
5
Footbridge raised
1



Union CanalMurrayburn Footbridge
Station House bridgeClovenstone Road
A801Walker's Footbridge
Vellore RoadWalker's estate road bridge
Greendykes RoadHailesland Park road bridge
M8Hailes bridge (altered from road to foot)
Westburn footbridgeDumbryden Road bridge
Wester Hailes RoadKingsknowe Road bridge
Murrayburn RoadLeamington lift bridge



  These bridge works comprised the following categories:

Road bridge constructed
12
Road bridge altered to footbridge
1
Footbridge installed
3
Opening bridge re-commissioned
1


2.  NEW CANAL LENGTHS CONSTRUCTED

Forth and Clyde

    —  Sealock to Ladysmill weir—800m
    —  Lock 31 to Great Western Road—600m
    —  Lock 36 to Duntreath Avenue—50m Total 1450m (approx)
Union
    —  Dumbryden Road to Calders—1700m
    —  M8 site—150m
    —  Extension to and through Falkirk Interchange—2000m Total 3850m (approx)

  Project total 5.3km approx

3.  LOCKS REFURBISHED

  4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15 and Locks 17 to 39 inclusive=32 total

4.  DREDGING

Union Canal

PeriodLocation
Tonnes Removed
Distance Travelled
Jan 98-Mar 98Union canal from Br33 Winchburgh to Br37 Philipstoun
10,525
2,640m
Sep 98-Mar 99Union canal from west-side of M8 to Br33. Also Br37 to Br43 Linlithgow Basin
48,000
13,059m
Sep 99-Mar 00Union canal from east side of M8 to Wester Hailes, and from Lochrin Basin to Prince Charlie aqueduct, Edinburgh
20,734
10,370m
Mar 00-Apr 01A801 to Greenbank (west end of canal). [By Shanks]
68,000
9,000m
Aug 01Prince Charlie aqueduct to Kingsdowne [By Land and Water Services]
  
  
Aug 01A801 to Linlithgow Basin [By Land and Water Services]
  
  
Totals  
147,259t
26,069m


Forth and Clyde Canal

PeriodLocation
Tonnes Removed
Distance Travelled
Mar 99-Aug 99Port Dundas to Stockingfield Junction to Lock 21. Also from S'field junction to Bailey bridge west of Balmuildy Road, Bishopbriggs
25,000
6,000m
Sep 99-Mar 00Duntreath Avenue to Dalmuir. (Contracted to DIGIT)
71,660 (39,811m3 @ 1.8t/m3
3,150m
Apr 00-Dec 00Lock 25 to Lock 26, and minor dredging Lock 21 to Hillhead
5,422
11,6 (some previously covered)
Mar 01-May 01Lock 27 to Lock 38, high spots on summit pound, Lock 20 to Lock 16. [By Land and Water Services]
44,550 (29,700m3 @ 1.5 t/m3)
  
Totals  
146,632
  




 
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