Building the Canal to Save Chicago

Chapter 5 Photos, 24–45

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BC-Photo 5.39

The installation of the upstream (right) and downstream (left) leaves of the Bear Trap Dam, February 7, 1899. The downstream leaf is mounted on a fixed hinge along the downstream edge. The two leaves are hinged at their junction. Water will flow over the top of the leaves and by raising the leaves, the rate of flow will be diminished. (MWRD photo, disc 7, image 101)