Building the Canal to Save Chicago

Chapter 5 Photos, 1–23

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BC-Photo 5.22

Looking southwesterly: The temporary trestle crossing for the Santa Fe Railroad in Section 8, 1895. The rock wall left for the trestle also served as the temporary crossing for Lemont Road or Stephen Street. The original railroad embankment was replaced with this trestle so work could proceed with construction of the permanent bridge spanning the Main Channel, and so rock excavation could proceed as close to the railroad crossing as possible. (MWRD photo, Geiger set, image 306)