Building the Canal to Save Chicago

Chapter 10 Photos, 1–28

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BC-Photo 10.12

September 14, 1898. The preparation of the bedrock surface for the foundation of the swing pier for the Santa Fe Railroad Bridge over the Main Channel in Section 8. This view, taken from the embankment for the temporary crossing, is looking upstream with the pier located on the northwest side of the channel. Towers for cableways for removing rock from the channel excavation are seen in the left background. (MWRD photo, disc 5, image 55)