Draining Chicago

Chapter 3 Photos, 23–44

(photos 1–22 here and 45–68 here)

North Shore Channel

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DC-Photo 3.37

This photo shows that the drainage ditch drop chute on the west side of the channel and north side of Church Street was particularly bad on May 13, 1919. In addition to the drop chute, the bridge abutment was severely undermined endangering the safety of persons and vehicles crossing the bridge. (MWRD photo 7070)