The Chicago Sewers: Montrose Tunnel (Gallery 3)

May 5, 2008, unknown time.

June 16, 2008 11:36 a.m.

January 25, 2009 5:06 p.m.

June 16, 2008 11:36 a.m.

This was taken 10 minutes later, when the sun was shining.

January 25, 2009 5:13 p.m.

June 16, 2008 11:54 a.m.

This is the view of that manhole lid, right on Montrose street!

11:55 a.m., the view looking down.

June 16, 2008 11:37 a.m.

11:38 a.m.

11:40 a.m. Looking back.

11:41 a.m. Looking forward again.

11:44 a.m.


January 25, 2009 5:06 p.m.

It is all ice! I can walk across!

5:08 p.m.

5:09 p.m.

5:10 p.m.

My 1st sewer video, which is rather poor quality. But you get a sense of how dark it is down there!

A remake of the 1st 1. This video is much more improved in the sense I brought a lot more light down there.

At the beginning, you can hear some water droplets. Before starting that video, I was going deep into the tunnel on the ice, but the ice started cracking until finally a chunk broke off, and the water started pouring in. Out of all my times down in the sewers I never felt so scared, and I ran back and jumped off as the ice was sinking and landed on another ice sheet which cracked and I had to jump again, until reaching some solid ice. :/ That's when I started the video going back.


Montrose tunnel from the surface, photos of city construction.

April 17, 2009, 5:11 p.m.

While walking around 1 day, I saw a contruction site at Montrose and Damen. The construction was deep, and looking down I could see the tunnel.

Facing west.

View to the left.

May 2, 2009, 5:39 p.m.

By this time, the tunnel is covered and a vertical tunnel is installed.

May 13, 2009, 3:41 a.m.