Draining Chicago

Chapter 3 Photos, 45–68

(photos 1–22 here and 23–44 here)

North Shore Channel

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DC-Photo 3.50

August 15, 1910. The new steel plate girder spans for the Milwaukee Division and the West Railroad Avenue crossings have been completed. Channel excavation has also been completed. Laborers are constructing the concrete struts between the bridge abutments. To allow the West Railroad Avenue Bridge to be built, train travel on the new railroad bridge had to be restored. Tracks for both approaches have been placed on timber trestles until the embankment could be built. (MWRD photo 4441)