Draining Chicago

Chapter 3 Photos, 45–68

(photos 1–22 here and 23–44 here)

North Shore Channel

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DC-Photo 3.56

A trolley heads east on the completed Central Street Bridge, April 26, 1909. This bridge, originally a three span steel plate girder structure with steel cross beams, oak sub-floor, and creosote paving blocks, has been replaced with a modern concrete and steel bridge. Trolleys have been replaced with buses. The plume of steam at left is coming from a steam shovel excavating the channel underneath the south side of the bridge. (MWRD photo 4090)