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 2.82

October 21, 1940. Sealing of the federal north pier is complete, with rock backfill placed against the steel sheeting and covering the clay. It is noted that the north basin wall and sluice gates at right of center behind the pier railing is also completed. The entire Chicago River Controlling Works is complete and will serve for 60 years until major modifications are made in 2000. (MWRD photo 26454)