Building the Canal to Save Chicago

Chapter 5 Photos, 1–23

(photos 24–45 here)

Rock Section

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BC-Photo 5.16

The nearly completed excavation of the Main Channel in Sec. 11 looking to the northeast from the top of the spoil pile near Romeoville Road suggest the undated photo was probably taken in 1894 or 1895. The double cantilever inclined truss was used for rock removal from the Main Channel in this section. Along the east wall, two gaps are shown where the native rock was of poor quality. A masonry wall was constructed to close this gap. The I&M Canal is at the right. (MWRD photo, disc 14, image 25)