West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 1 Photos

City Sewers and Eliminating Discharge to the Lake

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Photo 1.9

Looking southwest at the Thirty-Ninth St. conduit cleanout work at Normal Ave. on September 28, 1923. Collapse of a section of the brick arch beneath this intersection resulted in the deposition of solids on the sewer invert for a distance over one mile. Divers were needed to assist in removal of the accumulated debris. Air for the divers was supplied by two manually operated air pumping machines, one at right and the other behind the stiff-leg derrick. (MWRD photo 10120)