Underground Tunnels Transport More Than Chicago Commuters

Chicago Freight Tunnel

WBEZ’s Curious City reported June 20 that they found no fewer than six different sets of tunnels underneath Chicago’s Loop.

Each of the tunnels  was at some point, or continues to be, a critical part of Chicago’s infrastructure. The city would be lost without these tunnels. Sometimes they’re hidden, and sometimes they’re just overlooked, taken for granted by the people who walk above them. But trust us — 2.8 million people would notice the tunnels’ absence because they’d have no reliable source of clean tap water, no flood control and no crosstown “L” service in the Loop.

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