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that IS oddly satisfying!  so cool!!

Yes. What are we looking at here?

The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift in Scotland, connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. The lift, named after the nearby town ofFalkirk in central Scotland, opened in 2002. It reconnects the two canals for the first time since the 1930s as part of the Millennium Link project.

The plan to regenerate central Scotland's canals and reconnect Glasgow with Edinburgh was led by British Waterways with support and funding from seven local authorities, the Scottish Enterprise Network, the European Regional Development Fund, and the Millennium Commission. Planners decided early on to create a dramatic 21st-century landmark structure to reconnect the canals, instead of simply recreating the historic lock flight.

The wheel raises boats by 24 metres (79 ft), but the Union Canal is still 11 metres (36 ft) higher than the aqueduct which meets the wheel. Boats must also pass through a pair of locks between the top of the wheel and the Union Canal. The Falkirk Wheel is the only rotating boat lift of its kind in the world, and one of two boat lifts in the United Kingdom, the other being the Anderton boat lift.

Oh, okay, so that's water up above, too?

So the boat doesn't suddenly become a truck and hit the road...

It just gets taken up to higher water so it can boat away.

i didn't realize it was on water at all!  i thought it was all buses!!  :)

Looking at it again, it looks like buses to me, too.

Falkirk Wheel has its own whisky!

I'm guessing it's really good whisky.

Wow, that's beautiful!