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 2.45

October 27, 1936. If the interlock between individual steel sheet piles fails upon dewatering, the cell wall will deform or split open as it has here. The split can be repaired or minimized allowing construction of the lock structure in the area enclosed by the cofferdam to proceed. (MWRD photo 22306)