Quick quirky facts

Impress your friends and relatives with some of these facts about The Wheel:

  • The Falkirk Wheel is 35 metres tall, the equivalent of 8 double deckers buses stacked on top of each other
  • Cost £17.5 million to build
  • 1,200 tonnes of steel was used to create The Wheel
  • The structure contains over 14,000 bolts and 45,000 bolt holes
  • Over 1,000 construction staff helped to build it
  • The gondolas hold 500,000 litres of water, enough to fill an Olympic swimming pool
  • The Wheel only uses 1.5kWh of energy to turn, the same amount as it would take to boil 8 household kettles
The Falkirk Wheel height measured in buses

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