West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 2 Photos, 28–54

(photos 1–27 here and 55–82 here)

Chicago River and South Branch

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Photo 2.29

A diversion ditch was created to the south of the East Arm so construction of a sewer could proceed in the bed of the East Arm. Flow is entering the diversion ditch on May 17, 1923, in this view from the Halsted Street headwall looking southwest. The double row of pilings and sheeting formed a barrier to force water into the diversion ditch. (MWRD photo 9716)