West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 4 Photos, 1–37

(photos 38–73 here)

Extending the Sanitary & Ship Canal

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Photo 4.2

May 12, 1904. Construction of the rock-filled timber crib wall separates the Des Plaines River on the left from the construction area on the right for the extended S&S Canal. With the addition of aggregate, sand and clay within the timbers, and rockfill on each flank for stability, the wall will be watertight and allow for excavation of rock in dry conditions for the channel extension at right. Looking north, the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railroad bridge is in the background. (MWRD photo 2738)