Building the Canal to Save Chicago

Chapter 5 Photos, 1–23

(photos 24–45 here)

Rock Section

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BC-Photo 5.6

The bed rock surface in Section 5 sometime in 1895 after removal of overburden. Rock excavation would proceed until the full depth of the Main Channel was reached. Masonry walls were built on top of the rock to contain the eventual flow in the channel. (MWRD photo, Geiger set, image 310)