Building the Canal to Save Chicago

Chapter 5 Photos, 1–23

(photos 24–45 here)

Rock Section

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BC-Photo 5.12

This photo taken September 11, 1894, shows the removal of rock in layers or lifts beneath a double cantilever inclined truss in Section 12. A channeling machine is seen along the far wall under the farthest truss. Once the channeling machine completes the wall cut on both sides of the Main Channel, the rock will be drilled and blasted for rock removal. (MWRD photo, disc 7, image 15)