Building the Canal to Save Chicago

Chapter 7 Photos

Earth Section

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BC-Photo 7.3

The truss spanning the spoil area in Section G, 1895. The excavated material in the Earth Section was of uniform quality without boulders. Even though various mechanical devices were used to excavate and transport soil, the steam shovel was the most used type of equipment. (MWRD photo, Geiger set, image 203)