|MWRD posted on May 21, 2023|
Construction of the Park Ridge Out Fall Sewer along Howard Street, looking west toward the Des Plaines River on April 30, 1928.
|Dennis DeBruler commented on the MWRD post|
Digging a trench with a dragline caught my eye. Cable driven backhoes probably existed in 1928, but they were not big enough to move that much dirt.
I checked, the O'Brien WRP was completed in 1928 so I presume tht this was the outfall for that plant. I had assumed that the outfall for that plant was into the North Shore Channel.
When I Googled "park ridge outfall project," I discovered that Park Ridge plans to spend millions of dollars to build storm sewers and underground retention vaults to reduce flooding. [Dec 2017 plan
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