Building the Canal to Save Chicago

Chapter 5 Photos, 24–45

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BC-Photo 5.27

Another gantry-type piece of equipment for masonry wall construction, Section 4, July 7, 1896. This equipment allowed for workers to set masonry stones at multiple levels as it travelled along the face of the wall. The horse in the foreground probably belongs to an SDC engineer or inspector, or possibly a supervisor for the Section 4 contractor. (MWRD photo, disc 2, image 65)