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 2.55

Looking south across the northeast gate block, August 3, 1937. Notice the extensive formwork required before concrete is poured. Reinforcing steel rods protrude vertically at left for the west wall of the lock gate recess. The formwork creates a large open area under the top slab for the long horizontal gate arm when the gate is open. The control house for this gate will be built above the horizontal reinforcing rods in the foreground. (MWRD photo 23434)