West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 4 Photos, 38–73

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Extending the Sanitary & Ship Canal

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Photo 4.69

Nearing completion, the final step is in connecting the extension to the existing canal, August 20, 1907. The water-tight cofferdam is holding back the water in the existing canal while the original concrete terminal wall is being removed and connection of the east and west canal walls is under construction. A depth of rock indicated by the ladder remains to be removed in the next six days. (MWRD photo 3788)