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 2.43

September 3, 1936. A huge cofferdam will be constructed to isolate the area where lock structures will be built in the dry. A laborer is guiding the driving of an interlocking steel sheet pile for one cell that will be part of numerous interconnected cells to form a cofferdam. In the background at left, Municipal Pier, presently known as Navy Pier, is visible. (MWRD photo 22026)