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 2.7

The Harrison Street temporary swing bridge looking southeast on January 30, 1903. Due to delays in the final design of the permanent bascule bridge and after demolition of the old center pier swing bridge, a pontoon supported swing span was fabricated and installed in the interim. Even in its short life, the pontoon bridge was closed for repairs several times caused by accidents and equipment breakdown. (MWRD photo 2279)