Building the Canal to Save Chicago

Chapter 5 Photos, 1–23

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BC-Photo 5.13

The removal of rock under a cableway in Section 8, August 31, 1895. The cableway method uses two towers, one on each side of the Main Channel and outside the extent of spoil piles. Hoppers for the rock are suspended from a trolley traveling on the cableway. On the right workers are drilling holes for dynamite and on the left workers are loading blasted rock into hoppers. (MWRD photo, disc 7, image 3)