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 2.44

September 30, 1936. The cofferdam consists of numerous interconnected cells enclosing a rectangular area. A bulk cargo vessel is filling each cell with crushed rock and sand to provide stability for the cofferdam to resist the force of water when the space enclosed by the cofferdam is dewatered. Looking west, the US Coast Guard Station and Chicago skyline are in the background. (MWRD photo 22168)