Draining Chicago

Chapter 3 Photos, 45–68

(photos 1–22 here and 23–44 here)

North Shore Channel

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DC-Photo 3.60

May 24, 1910. Erecting the superstructure steel for the truss-type Argyle Street Bridge using a stiff-leg derrick. This north view shows the bents on top of the substructure piers are reinforced concrete construction. The surrounding land is floodplain, hence, the high abutments also founded on deep piers to hardpan clay. The North Branch Dam is in the background behind the east bent of the bridge. (MWRD photo 4364)