West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 4 Photos, 1–37

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Extending the Sanitary & Ship Canal

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Photo 4.34

The original sector gates adjacent to the powerhouse were replaced in 1962. Shown on June 5, 2017, the 12-foot sector gate was removed and replaced by a concrete wall and a new metal stairway. The 48-foot sector gate was replaced with a 20-foot wide sluice gate and the remaining opening closed with a concrete wall. The new sluice gate performs the same function as the sector gate it replaced, to pass floating debris collected upstream. (Photo by author)