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 2.70

September 1, 1939. Both sets of lock gates are competed and ready for operation. The west lock gates are shown looking south. Each gate was operated by an electrical motor and a gear reduction unit, which was situated safely above the highest water level. Below the unit, the horizontal arm pushed the gate closed and pulled the gate open. (MWRD photo 24946).