West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 3 Photos

Original Sanitary & Ship Canal Completion and Improvment

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Photo 3.28

February 14, 1934, looking northeast from the crossing of the Belt Railroad toward the Summit-Lyons Road bridge on the Sanitary & Ship Canal, the repair work is partially complete. After hand shoveling to smooth the slope surface, each piece of rock riprap was placed by a pair of hands. It was hard work, but much appreciated during the Great Depression. (MWRD photo 17888)