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 2.1

The Chicago Terminal Railroad bridge over the South Branch looking north from Twelfth St. on May 1, 1901. The first bascule railroad bridge built by the District to replace a restrictive center pier swing bridge served for 27 years until removed to allow for straightening the South Branch. Looking north, the nearly completed west leaf is down and the east leaf up while erection is in progress. Immediately behind, is the old railroad center pier swing bridge that was removed. (MWRD photo 1864)