Draining Chicago


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DC-Photo A.2

July 9, 1925. Two labors are using a wooden plank to set the grade of the sub-base material, while a third is using a tamper to compact the sub-base material for the west 10-foot slab. The four-lane pavement design was thought to be advanced for its time—two 10-foot-wide reinforced Portland cement concrete slabs for the outside lanes intended for truck traffic flank two center 10-foot-wide lanes paved with asphalt concrete intended for automobiles. (MWRD photo 11898)