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 2.64

Looking east, September 27, 1927. Both west lock gates are in the closed position. The track for the gates is embedded in the top of the curving curb beneath each gate. A roller assembly is shown on each side of the two people standing at the bottom of the gates. A vertical metal plate on each side of the roller sweeps debris off the track as the gate moves. (MWRD photo 23576)