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Titan Crane
Society: ASCE Main Category: Sub Category: Era: 1900s DateCreated: 1907 Queens Quay Clydebank State: Zip: G81 1BF Country: Scotland Website: http://www.asce.org/project/titan-crane/ Creator: Hunter, Adam

The Titan is a 200-ton electrically driven hammerhead cantilever crane, the earliest survivor of this type. It is now all that remains of the once great John Brown Shipyard in Clydebank near Glasgow where many of the world's great ships were built. Designed and constructed by Sir William Arrol and Co. Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland, in 1907 the Titan set the standard for many more similar cranes to be erected worldwide. It has been restored and opened as a tourist attraction in 2007.

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Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Era: 1900s DateCreated: 1907 Titan Crane Clydebank Rebuilt Clydebank State: Zip: G81 1BF Country: Scotland Website: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/who-we-are/engineering-history/landmarks/253-titan-crane Creator: Hunter, Adam

The largest crane of the hammer-head or Titan' type, and the earliest s

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2013
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Caledonian Canal
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Water Transportation Era: 1800-1829 DateCreated: 1804-1822 Inverness State: Zip: Country: Scotland Website: http://www.asce.org/Project/Caledonian-Canal/ Creator: Telford, Thomas , Jessop, William

Traversing the Great Glen of the Scottish Highlands for 60 miles the Caledonian Canal connects the North Sea by Beauly and Moray Firth on the east coast with the Irish Sea by Lochs Linnhe and Eil on the west.  Thirty eight miles of the canal pass through freshwater lochs Douchfour, Ness, Oich and Lochy with the remaining 22 miles formed by earth cutting.  Initially 28 locks, and later 29, were required to reach the summit elevation of 106 feet at Loch Oich.  

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2007
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Dave Conner (CC BY 2.0) Image Caption: Caledonian Canal Era_date_from: 1804
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