Draining Chicago

Chapter 3 Photos, 45–68

(photos 1–22 here and 23–44 here)

North Shore Channel

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DC-Photo 3.47

September 1, 1908. A steam shovel is clearing away soil in the bottom of the excavation resulting from the slide of unstable soil to the right of the steam shovel. The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad tracks (presently the CTA Purple Line) on the left in this north-facing view are being relocated temporarily on the diversion tracks on the right so a bridge can be constructed where the tracks pass over the channel. (MWRD photo 3892)