West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 3 Photos

Original Sanitary & Ship Canal Completion and Improvment

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Photo 3.15

June 6, 1920, looking east-northeast, the California Avenue bridge crosses over what was the Illinois & Michigan Canal. The canal had become filled-in and overgrown in some places and standing stagnant water in other places. Roadway and utility construction had occurred, which foreclosed future use as a canal. In the 1960s, the Stevenson Expressway, Interstate Route I-55, was constructed on the right-of-way between Bridgeport and Summit. (MWRD photo 7611)