West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 3 Photos

Original Sanitary & Ship Canal Completion and Improvment

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Groundbreaking for these new bridges crossing the Sanitary & Ship Canal was a big event given the many years spent convincing the District to build a bridge and obtaining approvals for funding and contracting. Looking north, the event for Crawford Avenue filled the street with celebrants, September 21, 1927. The large building on the right is Commonwealth Edison’s Crawford Avenue Generating Station. (MWRD photo 13458)