The canal was closed to east-west traffic.
It has been re-opened. To re-open the canal required major works where sections were infilled, low road bridges have been built over the canal, and the depth of the canal shallowed.
Description of route
From Bowling on the Clyde to Grangemouth on the Forth.
The company owned :
The Forth and Cart Canal
The Drumpeller Railway
The Grangemouth Railway
The canal was bought by the Caledonian Railway to improve its position in the Forth - Clyde Valley.