Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal

The Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal is a broad canal and is part of the Waterways of Mainland Britain. It runs for 32 miles and ¾ furlongs through 4 locks from Union Canal Junction (where it joins the Forth and Clyde Canal (Main Line)) to Edinburgh Quay (which is a dead end).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 70 feet long and 12 feet and 6 inches wide. The maximum headroom is 8 feet and 10 inches. The maximum draught is 4 feet and 2 inches.

Notable features of the waterway include: Falkirk Tunnel, Slateford Aqueduct, Scott Russell Aqueduct, Almond Aqueduct, Avon Aqueduct, Rough Castle Tunnel and Falkirk Wheel Aqueduct

The navigational authority for this waterway is Scottish Canals

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Union Canal Junction
Junction of Forth and Clyde and Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canals
Golden Jubilee Lock ½ furlongs 0 locks
Falkirk Wheel Basin ¾ furlongs 1 lock
Falkirk Wheel
A new and unique boat lift
¾ furlongs 1 lock
Falkirk Wheel Aqueduct (north end) 1 furlong 2 locks
Falkirk Wheel Aqueduct (south end) 1½ furlongs 2 locks
Rough Castle Tunnel Winding Hole 2 furlongs 2 locks
Rough Castle Tunnel (north end) 2¼ furlongs 2 locks
Rough Castle Tunnel (south end) 3 furlongs 2 locks
Falkirk Locks No 1 and No 2 4 furlongs 2 locks
Lime Road Bridge 6 furlongs 4 locks
Greenbank Aqueduct 1 mile and 2 furlongs 4 locks
Greenbank Aqueduct Arm 1 mile and 2¼ furlongs 4 locks
Greenbank Winding Hole 1 mile and 4¼ furlongs 4 locks
Walkers Bridge No 62 2 miles 4 locks
Walkers Bridge Winding Hole 2 miles and 1 furlong 4 locks
Falkirk Tunnel (north end) 2 miles and 2½ furlongs 4 locks
Falkirk Tunnel (south end) 2 miles and 5½ furlongs 4 locks
Glen High Bridge No 61 2 miles and 6¾ furlongs 4 locks
Glen Low Bridge No 60 2 miles and 7¾ furlongs 4 locks
Glen Village Aqueduct 3 miles and 1 furlong 4 locks
Huts Bridge Winding Hole 3 miles and 2 furlongs 4 locks
Huts Bridge No 59 3 miles and 3½ furlongs 4 locks
Wester Purliehill Bridge No 58 3 miles and 6¼ furlongs 4 locks
Easter Purliehill Bridge No 57
With pipe bridge alongside
4 miles 4 locks
Purliehill Aqueduct 4 miles and ½ furlongs 4 locks
Reddingmuirhead Swing Bridge 4 miles and 3¾ furlongs 4 locks
Redding Bridge No 56 4 miles and 6 furlongs 4 locks
Redding Road Bridge No 55 5 miles and 1 furlong 4 locks
Victoria Place Footbridge 5 miles and 4¾ furlongs 4 locks
Brightons Burn Aqueduct 5 miles and 5¼ furlongs 4 locks
Brightons Bridge No 54
With footbridge alongside
5 miles and 6 furlongs 4 locks
Battock Bridge No 53 6 miles and 3¼ furlongs 4 locks
Bethankie Aqueduct 6 miles and 6¾ furlongs 4 locks
A801 Road Bridge 7 miles and ¼ furlongs 4 locks
Kirk Bridge No 52 7 miles and 3½ furlongs 4 locks
Manuel Burn Aqueduct No 20 7 miles and 4½ furlongs 4 locks
Vellore Road Bridge No 51 7 miles and 5½ furlongs 4 locks
Crownerland Bridge No 50 8 miles and ½ furlongs 4 locks
Causeway End Basin
Maybe a mooring place???
8 miles and 1¾ furlongs 4 locks
Causeway End Bridge No 49 8 miles and 2¼ furlongs 4 locks
Avon Aqueduct Winding Hole 8 miles and 4 furlongs 4 locks
Avon Aqueduct (west end) 8 miles and 4 furlongs 4 locks
Avon Aqueduct (east end) 8 miles and 5¼ furlongs 4 locks
Woodcockdale Bridge No 48 9 miles and ¼ furlongs 4 locks
Kettlestoun Bridge No 47 9 miles and 3¼ furlongs 4 locks
Kettlestoun Aqueduct 9 miles and 7½ furlongs 4 locks
Braehead Road Pipe Bridge 10 miles and 1¼ furlongs 4 locks
Braehead Road Aqueduct 10 miles and 1½ furlongs 4 locks
Holemill Bridge No 46 10 miles and 2¾ furlongs 4 locks
Preston Road Bridge No 45 10 miles and 5 furlongs 4 locks
Friars Brae Bridge No 44 10 miles and 7½ furlongs 4 locks
Manse Road Narrows 11 miles and ¾ furlongs 4 locks
Manse Road Basin
Home of the Linlithgow Canal Centre
11 miles and ¾ furlongs 4 locks
Manse Road Bridge 11 miles and 1¼ furlongs 4 locks
Back Station Road Aqueduct 11 miles and 2 furlongs 4 locks
St Michaels Aqueduct 11 miles and 5¼ furlongs 4 locks
Wilcoxholm Bridge No 42 12 miles and 1 furlong 4 locks
Kingscavils Bridge No 41 12 miles and 5¾ furlongs 4 locks
Queensferry Bridge No 40
Philpstoun
13 miles and 3¾ furlongs 4 locks
Philpstoun Aqueduct 13 miles and 6¾ furlongs 4 locks
Philpstoun Burn Aqueduct
Crosses Haugh Burn
14 miles and ¼ furlongs 4 locks
Philpstoun Road Aqueduct 14 miles and ½ furlongs 4 locks
Fairniehill Bridge No 39 14 miles and 2¾ furlongs 4 locks
Philpstoun Bridge No 38 14 miles and 5½ furlongs 4 locks
Wester Cockmuir Bridge No 37 14 miles and 7¼ furlongs 4 locks
Easter Cockmuir Bridge No 36 15 miles and 1¾ furlongs 4 locks
Craigton Bridge No 35 15 miles and 3¼ furlongs 4 locks
Auldcathie Bridge No 34 16 miles and ¾ furlongs 4 locks
Myre Bridge No 33 16 miles and 4¾ furlongs 4 locks
Winchburgh Bridge No 32 16 miles and 7½ furlongs 4 locks
Glass Road Footbridge 17 miles and 1¼ furlongs 4 locks
Bellsmill Bridge No 31 17 miles and 2¼ furlongs 4 locks
Winchburgh Aqueduct 17 miles and 3½ furlongs 4 locks
Niddry Bridge No 30 17 miles and 5½ furlongs 4 locks
Easter Mains Bridge No 29 18 miles and 4 furlongs 4 locks
Widewater Bridge No 28 18 miles and 6¼ furlongs 4 locks
Greendykes Road Bridge No 27 19 miles and ½ furlongs 4 locks
Broxburn Bridge No 26 19 miles and 4½ furlongs 4 locks
Holygate Aqueduct 19 miles and 5 furlongs 4 locks
Miss Margaret's Bridge No 25 19 miles and 6¼ furlongs 4 locks
A89 Road Bridge 19 miles and 7 furlongs 4 locks
Ryall Bridge No 24 20 miles and ¾ furlongs 4 locks
Drumshoreland Bridge No 23 20 miles and 3 furlongs 4 locks
Learielaw Bridge No 22 20 miles and 5½ furlongs 4 locks
M8 Road Bridge No 21A 20 miles and 6¼ furlongs 4 locks
Kilpunt Bridge No 21 20 miles and 7¾ furlongs 4 locks
Kilpunt Railway Bridge 21 miles and ½ furlongs 4 locks
Muirend Bridge No 20 21 miles and 2½ furlongs 4 locks
Broomflats Bridge No 19 21 miles and 4½ furlongs 4 locks
Almond Aqueduct (west end) 21 miles and 6½ furlongs 4 locks
Almond Aqueduct (east end)
Over the River Almond
21 miles and 7 furlongs 4 locks
Almond Aqueduct Arm 21 miles and 7½ furlongs 4 locks
Cliftonhall Bridge No 18 22 miles and ¼ furlongs 4 locks
Clifton Bridge No 17 22 miles and 1¾ furlongs 4 locks
Nellfield Bridge No 16 22 miles and 3¼ furlongs 4 locks
Bonnington Aqueduct 22 miles and 5¾ furlongs 4 locks
Bonnington Island
Island to the south of the channel - possible moorings???
22 miles and 6½ furlongs 4 locks
Ratho Field Bridge 23 miles and 2¼ furlongs 4 locks
Ratho Bridge No 15 24 miles and 1 furlong 4 locks
Gogar Moor Bridge No 14 25 miles and 3 furlongs 4 locks
Jaw Bridge No 13 25 miles and 6¼ furlongs 4 locks
Gogar Burn Aqueduct 25 miles and 6¾ furlongs 4 locks
West Hermiston Bridge No 12 26 miles and 4 furlongs 4 locks
Long Hermiston Bridge No 11 26 miles and 4¾ furlongs 4 locks
Long Hermiston Winding Hole 26 miles and 5½ furlongs 4 locks
Gogar Station Road Bridge No 10A 26 miles and 6¾ furlongs 4 locks
Hermiston Bridge No 10 27 miles and ¼ furlongs 4 locks
Easter Hermiston Bridge No 9 27 miles and 1 furlong 4 locks
Scott Russell Aqueduct (west end) 27 miles and 1¼ furlongs 4 locks
Scott Russell Aqueduct (east end) 27 miles and 1¾ furlongs 4 locks
Ford Bridge No 8A 27 miles and 3 furlongs 4 locks
Old Calder Road Bridge No 8 27 miles and 3½ furlongs 4 locks
A71 Road Bridge 27 miles and 3½ furlongs 4 locks
Murrayburn Aqueduct No 5 27 miles and 5¼ furlongs 4 locks
Middleknowe Footbridge 27 miles and 6½ furlongs 4 locks
Wester Hailes Road Bridge No 7 28 miles and 1 furlong 4 locks
Murrayburn Road Bridge No 6C 28 miles and 2¼ furlongs 4 locks
Murrayburn Place Footbridge 28 miles and 2¾ furlongs 4 locks
Hailesland Road Footbridge 28 miles and 3 furlongs 4 locks
Clovenstone Road Bridge 28 miles and 4 furlongs 4 locks
Walkers Wynd Footbridge 28 miles and 4½ furlongs 4 locks
Hailesland Park Bridge 28 miles and 5 furlongs 4 locks
Dumbryden Grove Bridge 28 miles and 5¾ furlongs 4 locks
Dumbryden Road Footbridge 28 miles and 6¼ furlongs 4 locks
Dumbryden Road Bridge 28 miles and 6¼ furlongs 4 locks
Kingsknowe Road Bridge No 5AA 29 miles and ½ furlongs 4 locks
Redhall Railway Bridge 29 miles and 1½ furlongs 4 locks
Redhall Aqueduct 29 miles and 3 furlongs 4 locks
Redhall Footbridge 29 miles and 3¼ furlongs 4 locks
Slateford Aqueduct (south-west end) 29 miles and 5½ furlongs 4 locks
Slateford Aqueduct (north-east end) 29 miles and 6½ furlongs 4 locks
Prince Charlie Aqueduct 29 miles and 7¼ furlongs 4 locks
Meggetland Footbridge 30 miles and 1½ furlongs 4 locks
Meggetland New Bridge No 4A 30 miles and 4½ furlongs 4 locks
Meggetland Old Bridge No 4 30 miles and 4½ furlongs 4 locks
Craiglockhart Railway Aqueduct 30 miles and 5¾ furlongs 4 locks
Ashley Terrace Bridge No 3 30 miles and 7½ furlongs 4 locks
Harrison Road Bridge 31 miles and 1¼ furlongs 4 locks
Yeaman Place Bridge 31 miles and 4¾ furlongs 4 locks
Lochrin Basin 31 miles and 5¾ furlongs 4 locks
Viewforth Bridge No 2 31 miles and 6¾ furlongs 4 locks
Leamington Lift Bridge No 1 31 miles and 7½ furlongs 4 locks
Edinburgh Quay
Limit of Navigation
32 miles and ¾ furlongs 4 locks
 
 
 
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