Building the Canal to Save Chicago

Chapter 5 Photos, 1–23

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BC-Photo 5.23

The Lemont Road or Stephen Street Bridge in the foreground and the Santa Fe Railroad Bridge in the background, August 2, 1899. The temporary trestle for the Santa Fe Railroad is shown atop the rock wall across the Main Channel. At this stage of construction progress the excavation work is complete and drainage of the excavation has been taken over by the SDC. The hole through the rock wall on the left allows accumulated water to pass downstream. (MWRD photo, disc 9, image 28)