Building the Canal to Save Chicago

Chapter 10 Photos, 1–28

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BC-Photo 10.4

April 28, 1899. The temporary trestle constructed for the Belt Line or Western Illinois Railroad Bridge over the Main Channel in Section K. The temporary trestle is not yet completed in the view and the train is crossing the original tracks on original ground not yet excavated for the Main Channel. This bridge was not completed until 1901, but the foundations, center pier and abutments were completed by the end of 1899. (MWRD photo, disc 12, image 2)