West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 4 Photos, 1–37

(photos 38–73 here)

Extending the Sanitary & Ship Canal

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Photo 4.22

The swing bridge was replaced by this two-lane high-level fixed bridge in 1971 by the Illinois Department of Transportation. Looking north on June 5, 2017, it is the only canal road crossing in nearly eight miles between 135th and Ruby streets. With a rail crossing at grade at its east end, a long wait to cross the canal in Lockport on Ninth Street is often in store for motorists, but the wait shorter than if it were still a swing bridge. (Photo by author)