West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 4 Photos, 1–37

(photos 38–73 here)

Extending the Sanitary & Ship Canal

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Photo 4.14

Raising the Sixteenth Street bridge over the Des Plaines River on May 27, 1904. The east end of the bridge was raised to meet the higher elevation of the new bridge crossing the extended Sanitary & Ship Canal, but the west end did not need raising. Each span was raised by a proportional amount. The east span was also shortened and its east end moved slightly north to align with the new bridge over the extended canal. (MWRD photo 2763)