Building the Canal to Save Chicago

Chapter 10 Photos, 1–28

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BC-Photo 10.5

September 7, 1898. A pile foundation for a railroad bridge abutment in the Earth or the Earth and Rock Section where bedrock was not close enough to the surface for the foundation to be built on rock. Hence, wooden piles were driven into the glacial till. (MWRD photo, disc 5, image 43)