Building the Canal to Save Chicago

Chapter 5 Photos, 1–23

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Rock Section

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BC-Photo 5.20

September 22, 1896. Failure of the rock wall beneath the masonry wall in Section 5. Perhaps the weight of the masonry wall above caused the rock to fracture and spall. The wall was repaired using masonry stone and mortar. (MWRD photo, disc 4126, image 54)