Archive ID: 2018-074-127

Illinois Steel Company

Date Created: 1916-06-26

Donor: Raymond Mulac

Media Type: Postcard

Language: English


The pedestrian bridge in this post card was located near the 89th Street Gate, one of the main entrances for workers to the South Works Mill of United States Steel. The huge steel mill stretched from 79th Street to 92nd Street and had numerous entrance. This particular entrance was located near the large railroad yards at the south end of the mill and the pedestrian bridge enabled workers to safely get to the South Slip ore yards, blast furnaces and other facilities in the south portion of the mill along the Calumet River. The railroad cars in the picture are from the Chicago Lake Shore and Eastern Railroad which later became the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railroad (EJ&E).

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