Draining Chicago

Chapter 3 Photos, 45–68

(photos 1–22 here and 23–44 here)

North Shore Channel

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DC-Photo 3.58

District laborers are constructing the concrete strut between the two opposing north piers on either side of the channel under the Linden Avenue Bridge, August 15, 1910. The strut between the two south piers has been completed. The strut resists the lateral pressure of the channel side slope on the vertical pier; without them, the piers might move toward the center of the channel. This bridge is another example of a steel plate girder road bridge. (MWRD photo 4487)