Gone: River Park dam one year later
Mike Padilla (left), an engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District, and Aiden Kelly, university student, look upon the site where the North Branch Dam in River Park once stood July 31, 2019. The four-foot high concrete dam at the convergence of the North Branch of the Chicago River and the North Shore Channel on Chicago’s north side was a barrier to healthy ecosystems and was removed by the Chicago District in 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Mariah Oliveras/Released)

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