West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 4 Photos, 1–37

(photos 38–73 here)

Extending the Sanitary & Ship Canal

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Photo 4.5

May 7, 1907. The removal of bedrock broken up by blasting with dynamite around the piers of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railroad bridge is underway using steam shovels. The masonry piers are reinforced with timber bracing and carpenters are building forms to encase the bedrock beneath the pier in concrete. Looking south, the Santa Fe Railway is in the left background. (MWRD photo 3710)