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 2.13

Both leaves of the Throop Street bascule bridge are in the closed position for work on the road deck. Looking east on July 30, 1902, a large gas holding tank is located on the north bank about one block east of the bridge. Part of another similar tank is at the extreme right and is immediately adjacent to the bridge’s south abutment, requiring the substructure contractor to take special precautions to avoid interference with the tank and gas distribution operations. (MWRD photo 2164)