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Chapter 3 Photos

Original Sanitary & Ship Canal Completion and Improvment

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Photo 3.12

The dilapidated and unused lock on the I&M Canal in Bridgeport, May 2, 1914, looking east-northeast toward the Ashland Avenue bridge. After the opening of the Sanitary & Ship Canal in 1900, the District rebuilt this lock and the associated pumping station to supply water to the I&M Canal to allow navigation to continue. Navigation between Chicago and Joliet on the canal ceased after 1907 when the District’s extended canal and new lock at Lockport went into service. (MWRD photo 4940)