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 2.48

Timber foundation piles are being driven within the west cofferdam, March 19, 1937. The piles are driven into the underlying stiff clay or hardpan clay beneath the lakebed sand. Each pile is driven to refusal. Piles are being driven in two cofferdams for the east and west lock gate structures. (MWRD photo 22858)