Draining Chicago

Chapter 3 Photos, 1–22

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North Shore Channel

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DC-Photo 3.11

October 22, 1920. Laborers are constructing a concrete cap on top of the rock-filled timber crib wall #2. The contractor’s floating plant consists of the materials and mixer barge at left and a work platform and derrick barge in the center. Wooden forms for the concrete cap have been fabricated and are laying on the work platform. Pilings have also been driven next to the crib wall to stabilize and protect it from boats. (MWRD photo 7891)