Building the Canal to Save Chicago

Chapter 12 Photos

Placing the Main Channel in Operation

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BC-Photo 12.2

December 30, 1899. The channel is nearly ready to begin the filling process. The materials in the right foreground would be removed and the channel side slope graded by the Section N excavation contractor in the final few days. The filling flume is located behind the Chicago, Madison and Northern Railroad Bridge. This view, taken from the Kedzie Avenue Bridge, is looking northeasterly. (MWRD photo, disc 14, image 81)