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The Monkland Canal was a 12+1⁄4-mile-long (19.7 km) canal designed to bring coal from the mining areas of Monklands to Glasgow in Scotland. In the course of a long and difficult construction process, it was opened progressively as short sections were completed, from 1771. It reached Gartcraig in 1782, and in 1794 it reached its full originally planned extent, from pits at Calderbank to a basin at Townhead in Glasgow; at first this was in two sections with a 96-foot (29 m) vertical interval between them at Blackhill; coal was unloaded and carted to the lower section and loaded onto a fresh barge. Locks were later constructed linking the two sections, and the canal was also connected to the Forth and Clyde Canal, giving additional business potential.

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  • Der Monkland Canal ist eine ehemalige Wasserstraße in Schottland. Der 19 Kilometer lange Kanal verband bei Airdrie mit dem Forth and Clyde Canal bei Port Dundas nördlich von Glasgow. Der Name des Kanals stammt von den früheren Parishs Old Monkland und New Monkland, die heute Teil der Unitary Authority North Lanarkshire sind. Der Bau des Kanals begann 1770 unter Aufsicht von James Watt und dauerte bis 1792. Eine Schleusung wurde mit der damals neuartigen Technik des Rollberges ausgeführt, dem Schrägaufzug von Blackhill. Der Monkland Canal entwickelte sich im 19. Jahrhundert zu einem wichtigen Transportweg für Kohle nach Glasgow. Im 20. Jahrhundert wurde er schließlich unrentabel und 1935 wurde der Verkehr eingestellt. In den 1970er Jahren schüttete man den Westteil des Kanals zu und errichtete darüber einen Teil des Motorway M8. Bei der Stadt Coatbridge sind noch einige wassergefüllte Kanalabschnitte erhalten. (de)
  • The Monkland Canal was a 12+1⁄4-mile-long (19.7 km) canal designed to bring coal from the mining areas of Monklands to Glasgow in Scotland. In the course of a long and difficult construction process, it was opened progressively as short sections were completed, from 1771. It reached Gartcraig in 1782, and in 1794 it reached its full originally planned extent, from pits at Calderbank to a basin at Townhead in Glasgow; at first this was in two sections with a 96-foot (29 m) vertical interval between them at Blackhill; coal was unloaded and carted to the lower section and loaded onto a fresh barge. Locks were later constructed linking the two sections, and the canal was also connected to the Forth and Clyde Canal, giving additional business potential. Maintaining an adequate water supply was a problem, and later an inclined plane was built at Blackhill, in which barges were let down and hauled up, floating in caissons that ran on rails. Originally intended as a water-saving measure to be used in summer only, the inclined plane was found to pass barges more quickly than through the locks and may have been used all the year. In the second and third decades of the nineteenth century, technical advances in iron smelting coupled with fresh discoveries of abundant iron deposits and coal measures encouraged a massive increase in industrial activity in the Coatbridge area, and the Canal was ideally situated to feed the raw materials and take away the products of the industry. The development of railways reduced the competitiveness of the canal, and eventually it was abandoned for navigation in 1952, but its culverted remains still supply water to the Forth and Clyde Canal. Much of the route now lies beneath the course of the M8 motorway, but two watered sections remain, and are well stocked with fish. (en)
  • Monkland Canal är en kanal i Storbritannien. Den ligger i riksdelen Skottland, i den centrala delen av landet, 500 km nordväst om huvudstaden London. Kustklimat råder i trakten. Årsmedeltemperaturen i trakten är 7 °C. Den varmaste månaden är juli, då medeltemperaturen är 16 °C, och den kallaste är december, med −2 °C. (sv)
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  • Progressively from 1771 (en)
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  • Later connected to the Forth and Clyde Canal by the "cut of junction" (en)
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  • Townhead Basin, Glasgow (en)
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  • James Watt (en)
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  • Weir at Old Palacecraig (en)
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  • The descent was duplicated for a period by a rope-worked inclined plane (en)
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  • Monkland Canal (en)
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  • Monkland Canal Company (en)
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  • Calderbank, near Airdrie (en)
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  • Monkland Canal är en kanal i Storbritannien. Den ligger i riksdelen Skottland, i den centrala delen av landet, 500 km nordväst om huvudstaden London. Kustklimat råder i trakten. Årsmedeltemperaturen i trakten är 7 °C. Den varmaste månaden är juli, då medeltemperaturen är 16 °C, och den kallaste är december, med −2 °C. (sv)
  • Der Monkland Canal ist eine ehemalige Wasserstraße in Schottland. Der 19 Kilometer lange Kanal verband bei Airdrie mit dem Forth and Clyde Canal bei Port Dundas nördlich von Glasgow. Der Name des Kanals stammt von den früheren Parishs Old Monkland und New Monkland, die heute Teil der Unitary Authority North Lanarkshire sind. (de)
  • The Monkland Canal was a 12+1⁄4-mile-long (19.7 km) canal designed to bring coal from the mining areas of Monklands to Glasgow in Scotland. In the course of a long and difficult construction process, it was opened progressively as short sections were completed, from 1771. It reached Gartcraig in 1782, and in 1794 it reached its full originally planned extent, from pits at Calderbank to a basin at Townhead in Glasgow; at first this was in two sections with a 96-foot (29 m) vertical interval between them at Blackhill; coal was unloaded and carted to the lower section and loaded onto a fresh barge. Locks were later constructed linking the two sections, and the canal was also connected to the Forth and Clyde Canal, giving additional business potential. (en)
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