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Work is due to begin on a new one million pound crossing over the Forth And Clyde Canal in Scotland.

Construction of the 50 tonne Kerse Lift Bridge will begin on 18th April and is expected to be completed in October.

The crossing is part of the Helix project, which will see 300 hectares of land between Falkirk and Grangemouth transformed into parkland.

When it is fully operational, the bridge will be opened and closed by Scottish Canals and will take up to five minutes to fully open and close.

An extension of the Forth And Clyde Canal is also being built, along with a new sea lock on the River Carron.

Bridges are a very common sight on all canals and you will pass under a great many of these on your Canal Boat Holiday.

When the canals were originally built the bridges would determine the wealth of the landowner whose land the canal cut across, a simple wooden bridge would have been used as a farm track but an elaborate metal structure would have been built to cross a wealthy estate.

Thomas Telford was a Scottish civil engineer, architect and stonemason who was famous for building canals and canal bridges.

All of the bridges are numbered and this will help show your exact location during you Canal Boat Holiday.

Simply look at your map or guide and follow the bridge numbers as you pass your way underneath them.

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