West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 5 Photos, 1–32

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Draining the Central Area

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Photo 5.24

November 4, 1936. Most sewer construction tunneling was through soft clay, but three types of material were found here. Above the soft clay at the bottom is a layer of concrete topped with wooden debris. At this location, West Side intercepting sewer section 4A was built about 50 ft. west of the west dock wall of the South Branch. Looking south, the south heading is about 50 ft. south of Polk next to the foundation of a building demolished when the river channel was widened. (MWRD photo 22346)