Building the Canal to Save Chicago

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BC-Photo 8.15

June 29, 1900. Work in progress on the construction of a new powerhouse in Section 17. Looking north, the Jackson Street Bridge crosses in the foreground, the tailrace channel of the new powerhouse is seen in the center, and the enlarged channel of the Des Plaines River is on the left. Construction of the new powerhouse began in 1899 and the enlarged river channel was completed prior to the end of 1899. (MWRD photo, disc 15, image 42)