West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 5 Photos, 1–32

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Draining the Central Area

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Photo 5.26

October 1, 1936, looking south. Care was exercised each time a north-bound trolley car passed the construction shaft. Underpinning the tracks was often required to prevent subsidence. Connection of the Chicago Western Avenue sewer to Southwest intercepting sewer section 3 required a shaft adjacent to the tracks of the Chicago Surface Lines. (MWRD photo 22151)