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 2.5

The south abutment of the Dearborn Street bridge is under construction on June 8, 1906. Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, the substructure contractor, had to extend the foundation shafts to bedrock due to thin water-bearing sand layers in the clay sub-soil. The south bank of the river was lined with warehouses in the early part of the century. (MWRD photo 3450)