West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 3 Photos

Original Sanitary & Ship Canal Completion and Improvment

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Photo 3.18

July 25, 1924. Constructed in 1908, the Willow Springs Spillway is located on the northwest bank of the Sanitary & Ship Canal about 0.75 miles downstream of Willow Springs. This north looking view shows young trees growing on the upstream side of the spillway crest. However, the vegetation won’t impede the flow of water over the 400-foot-long crest. (MWRD photo 10990)