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Reversal Of The Chicago River

Completion Date
1900
Project Type
Water Supply & Control
Location
Chicago, IL
41 42 18 N
84 56 2 W

Completed in 1900, the reversal of the Chicago River, a major civil engineering innovation, required imaginative planning and ingenious construction. The result was a multi-purpose project that significantly benefited the development of America's heartland.
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Reversal of The Chicago River