West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 3 Photos

Original Sanitary & Ship Canal Completion and Improvment

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Photo 3.

On August 23, 1916, looking west from the nearby canal wall, the Eight-Track bridge bascule spans are beginning to close after the downstream passing of a tugboat pulling a piledriver for work on a downstream dock wall. Spans number 1 and 3 roll on the south pier to lift and spans number 2 and 4 roll on the north pier. The bridge remains in service today, but is no longer operable. (MWRD photo 5569)