West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 5 Photos, 33–62

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Draining the Central Area

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Photo 5.42

August 6, 1936. The construction crew takes a break for the photographer in West Towns outlet sewer section 2. Steel reinforcing bars are being installed before placing the concrete for the sewer invert. Steel ribs support the wall and crown of the tunnel in the clay soil. The tunnel heading in the background is typical of the texture of the soft blue clay that underlays the Chicago lake plain. (MWRD photo 21834)