West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 4 Photos, 1–37

(photos 38–73 here)

Extending the Sanitary & Ship Canal

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Photo 4.6

Excavation of the extended Sanitary & Ship Canal under the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railroad bridge is nearly complete on May 28, 1907, and the bedrock encased in concrete will protect the piers from passing boats. Twenty years later, the piers will be removed and the channel widened. The bridge will be replaced with a long-span lift bridge for the larger Illinois Waterway. (MWRD photo 3726)