Draining Chicago

Chapter 3 Photos, 45–68

(photos 1–22 here and 23–44 here)

North Shore Channel

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DC-Photo 3.59

A stiff-leg derrick is used to lift and place structural steel members in erecting the Emerson Street Bridge, April 26, 1909. Both structural steel bents have been placed on the tops of the piers; the west approach span is being assembled. The next girder to be lifted into place lies on the channel bank under the west approach. At left is the temporary trestle bridge for the Emerson Street diversion. (MWRD photo 4093)