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|The Anderton Boat Lift near the village of Anderton, Cheshire, in north-west England provides a 50 feet (15.2 m) vertical link between two navigable waterways: the River Weaver and the Trent and Mersey Canal.|
Built in 1875, the boat lift was in use for over 100 years until it was closed due to corrosion in 1983. Restoration started in 2001 and the boat lift was re-opened in 2002....
|The Texas Star is the largest ferris wheel in North America. It is approximately 212 feet high. The structure has 44 gondolas that hold 264 riders. The ferris wheel is located at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas.||09/06/2007||852|
|A huge ferris wheel/big wheel at a German Amusement Park (Spreepark Berlin). The park has been shut down for a couple of years.||12/07/2006||611|
|The famous Laxey Wheel on the Isle of Man.
|The highest ferris wheel in China. |
|The Great Wheel of Earls Court was based upon the celebrated Ferris Wheel that had been the most arresting feature of the Chicago Exhibition of 1893. The patentee of the Chicago Wheel, a United States naval engineer called James Weir Graydon, had signed over his European rights to Walter B.Basset, a retired British naval officer (Basset later built further wheels at Paris, Blackpool and Vienna...||03/15/2006||733|
|the famous big ferris wheel ,created in excellent quality, in the amusement park prater of vienna, one of the most popular landmarks in the town||05/07/2006||1,509|
|This is a Google Earth Time Animation of the 110 year old Ferris wheel in Prater Park, Vienna - the Riesenrad.||06/15/2007||888|
|One notable landmark often featured in photographs of the city, video games (such as Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series) and visible from aerial-imaging websites such as Google Maps, is the long-abandoned ferris wheel located in the Pripyat amusement park.||08/14/2012||405|
|On Wednesday, 3 June 1998, the ICE 884 "William Conrad Roentgen" was with approx. 200 km/h on the travel from Munich to Hamburg at height of the village Eschede.A defective wheel tire at a wheel of the third axle of the first car broke. During derailing the ICE 884 "William Conrad Roentgen" 101 humans died and 88 were heavyhurt.||09/05/2005||2,328|
| destroyed by a missile in 1983, during the Second Sudanese Civil War, this gigantic bucket wheel excavator, actually disused, digged the Jonglei Canal to divert water through the vast Sudd wetlands of South Sudan so as to deliver more water downstream to Sudan and Egypt for use in agriculture.|
Another potencial environmental disaster?
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|Prater Ferris wheel big-wheel||11/15/2005||544|