West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 2 Photos, 1–27

(photos 28–54 here and 55–82 here)

Chicago River and South Branch

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Photo 2.15

Construction of the new Twelfth Street bascule bridge by the City of Chicago interrupted traffic on this busy thoroughfare. On July 29, 1920, a downstream-bound tugboat is passing the open pontoon pedestrian crossing while people are waiting on the east and west approach ramps. Construction of this bridge was delayed by planning for the straightening of the river channel. The District reimbursed the city for half of the cost. (MWRD photo 7760)