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 2.69

The Chicago River Controlling Works lock and associated guide walls were completed by August 30, 1938, but as viewed from the US Coast Guard station looking east, a gap remained where the north wall and sluice gates will be constructed. The gap was needed for the passage of boats while the lock was being constructed. Sealing the federal north pier, shown at left, and the federal inner breakwater also remained to be completed. (MWRD photo 24351)