Draining Chicago

Chapter 3 Photos, 45–68

(photos 1–22 here and 23–44 here)

North Shore Channel

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DC-Photo 3.53

Both abutments are complete and structural steel erection has begun for the Mayfair Division Bridge. On September 30, 1909, a construction mishap occurred when the timber boom of the derrick lifting a girder failed, dropping the broken boom and girder into the channel between the two abutments. The remaining mast and one strut of the derrick are viewed at right on top of the east abutment. (MWRD photo 4240)