|Kilmarnock - Lock 24
photo by: Ken W. Watson
|A single lock provides 2.3 feet (0.7m) of lift. One of several "solitude locks" (no nearby community) on the Rideau Canal, Kilmarnock is a pretty, peaceful spot. It also features one of only four remaining Unequal Arm, Center Bearing timber swing bridges (aka, somewhat incorrectly, a Kingpost Truss Swing Bridge) on the Rideau Canal. Read the History of the Kilmarnock Lock to find out why this lock has the lowest lift of any lock on the Rideau Canal. The lockstation was originally called "Maitland's Rapids" with the name changed to Kilmarnock later on in the 19th century.
For a full history of the Kilmarnock Lock see: History of the Kilmarnock Lock
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