West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 5 Photos, 33–62

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Draining the Central Area

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Photo 5.36

After the concrete invert is cured, reinforcement bars and forms are set for the sewer side walls and crown of West Towns outlet sewer section 1. On August 27, 1936, it is less than three weeks since the concrete invert was finished. In present-day construction, sheeting would be driven to support excavated trench walls for large sewers. (MWRD photo 22029)