West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 2 Photos, 55–82

(photos 1–27 here and 28–54 here)

Chicago River and South Branch

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Photo 2.58

Looking southwest into the recess for the southeast lock gate, September 8, 1937. Adjustments are being made at lower left in the elevation of the gate track, while at lower right, reinforcing steel is being placed behind the gate pintle. The pintle allows the gate to swing while supporting much of the gate weight. At top center, finishing touches are being made to the concrete base for the gate operating mechanism. (MWRD photo 23801)