Draining Chicago

Chapter 3 Photos, 23–44

(photos 1–22 here and 45–68 here)

North Shore Channel

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DC-Photo 3.31

This January 30, 1914, photo shows a pile driving derrick and scow of timber sheeting works north of the Linden Avenue Bridge on the east bank of the channel for a project to demonstrate a method of improving slope stability. Timber piles and sheeting are being driven vertically through the soft clay into deeper stiffer clay to provide lateral support for the soft clay. Later, the side slope will be cut back and armored with rock riprap to resist erosion. (MWRD photo 4905)