Building the Canal to Save Chicago

Chapter 5 Photos, 1–23

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BC-Photo 5.18

The collapse of a cableway tower in Section 8, 1895. The use of the cableway was shown in Photograph 5.13. In this view, one tower has collapsed toward the spoil pile and may have been caused by a break in the cable over the excavated area of the Main Channel. Also shown are parts of the steam boiler, mechanical equipment, and the service building. (MWRD photo, Geiger set, image 201)