Opened July 9, 1904, this lift lock is the highest of its type in the world, transferring boats between two water levels in a single 19.8 m (65 ft.) lift. Designed in place of conventional locks, which would have lengthed the time considerably to transverse a gradual drop, this lift lock was a unique solution made feasible. It operates on a balance principle. Each boat chamber is supported by a ram, 2.28 m (7.5 ft.) In diameter. These move up and down inside water-filled cylinders connected by a pipe.
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: Water TransportationEra: 1900-1909DateCreated: 1904353 Hunter St EastPeterboroughState: ONCountry: CanadaWebsite: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/who-we-are/engineering-history/landmarks/205-peterborough-hydraulic-canal-lift-lockCreator: Rogers, Richard Birdsall , Dominion Bridge Company
YearAdded:Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Mac Armstrong (CC BY-SA 2.0)Era_date_from: 1904