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Photographic Record of the Cooper River Bridge

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61.
vol2_p083
vol2_p083 Image #546 (4.5" x 2.75"): "7-22-29. Pulling our first pile using A-frame from one of the Span Travelers, and 150 FP [foot pounds] gas. hoist. Nine (9) part falls. Pile pulled easily at 35 tons - only 20 ft. penetration and bearing on marl. Some piles broke or cut in two under 85 to 90 ton pull."; Image #547 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-22-29. General view of pile-pulling derrick. Timber lighter 30' x 110' x 8' +/- deep."; Image #548 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-23-29. Method of handling piles and loading on lighters after they had been pulled."
62.
vol2_p082
vol2_p082 Image #542 (4.5" x 2.75"): "7-17-29. Pouring the next to the last section of the concrete deck. Only 3 more panels to go - about 131 ft. Last section of concrete deck poured July 20, 1929, and last section of curb on July21."; Image #543 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-21-29. C.E. Hillyers' concrete plant at the end of the West Approach. Concrete hauled 6700 ft. to center of Cooper River."; Image #544 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-21-29. Reinforcing bar bending machine."
63.
vol1_p020
vol1_p020 Image #54 (2.75" x 4.5"): "1-20-29. West anchor Arm completed to L6."; Image #55 (2.75" x 4.5"): "1-20-29. Falsework footing #3 driven thru dock. Under L6, west anchor arm."; Image #58 (4.5" x 2.75"): "1-20-29. Looking up thru material tower toward viaduct traveler being erected on Span 1D, of Drum Island Viaduct. (see #57)."
64.
vol2_p081
vol2_p081 Image #539 (4.5" x 2.75"): "7-15-29. Lowering 100 ft. main boom from the last span traveler. Weight about 11 tons."; Image #540 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-16-29. Paramount sound-picture truck on a lighter, preparing to take sound-movies of the bridge."; Image #541 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-16-29. Same as above. Note the microphone."
65.
vol2_p080
vol2_p080 Image #534 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-13-29. Method of pouring concrete deck. Track elevated on timber horses which are removed after concrete is poured."; Image #535 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-13-29. Riveting steel deck beams - just ahead of the formwork carpenters."; Image #536 (4.5" x 2.75"): "7-13-29. J.H. Reynolds. W.E. Reynolds. Winston."
66.
vol2_p079
vol2_p079 Image #531 (4.5" x 2.75'): "7-9-29. Lowering the first main engine from the deck of the Cooper River Span to a lighter below. Weight of engine 31 tons, plus rigging. Two sets wire cable falls of 5 parts each, leading off of the two top drums. Clutch out, frictions in, and lowered by foot brakes. Engine running to allow use of clutch if necessary."; Image #532 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-9-29. Same as 531. Note horizontal leads of cable falls, thru snatch blocks, instead of straight up off of drums."; Image #533 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-11-29. Removing rigging, riveting, laying forms, pouring concrete deck, & painting overhead - all at once!"
67.
vol2_p078
vol2_p078 Image #528 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-9-29. Another view of the jacking device used to straighten the diagonal L14 U15. See also 495 & 496."; Image #529 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-9-29. Removing timber forms from beneath the concrete deck on the deck truss spans."; Image #530 (4.5" x 2.75"): "7-8-29. 150 FP [foot pounds] Gas. hoisting engine, weighing 31 tons, on Traveler B, hoisted up and ready to be lowered to the bridge deck."
68.
vol2_p077
vol2_p077 Image #525 (4.5" x 2.75"): "7-9-29. View of truss members over one of the main bearing piers, No. 8 - depth of truss 130 ft. center to center of chords."; Image #526 (4.5" x 2.75"): "7-9-29. From Pier 11 looking toward anchor pier 10 - deck truss span 10 at left. Timber stair tower at Pier 10, 110 ft. high, unsupported for 70 ft. up to bott. chord of deck span."; Image #527 (4.5" x 2.75"): "7-8-29. Removing steel falsework columns under anchor arm."
69.
vol1_p019
vol1_p019 Image #52 (4.5" x 2.75"): "1-20-29. From L6, west anchor arm, looking east. Erecting viaduct traveler showing over Pier 3."; Image #53 (4.5" x 2.75"): "1-20-29. Traveler A on the Town Creek Span - rear view."; Image #57 (4.5" x 2.75"): "1-20-29. Erecting viaduct traveler on span 1D."
70.
vol2_p075
vol2_p075 Image #518 (4.5" x 2.75"): "7-4-29."; Image #519 (4.5" x 2.75"): "7-4-29."; Image #520 (4.5" x 2.75"): "7-4-29."; "Three views showing conditions at time of R.H. McKnight's death. He was knocked from the top chord of the suspended span and fell to the deck below, July 3, 1929 at 10:45 A.M."
71.
vol2_p076
vol2_p076 Image #516 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-4-29. Another view of top chord at time of McKnight's death."; Image #522 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-8-29. View from top of water tank on Meeting St. near the West Approach. Town Creek span in foreground partly hiding the Cooper River span."; Image #523 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-9-29. Falsework struts and bracing ready to be cut up into short lengths of scrap. See 579."; Image #524 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-9-29. Boat U1010 in drydock. Cap't. T.W. Murphy."
72.
vol2_p074
vol2_p074 Image #514 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-2-29. The suspended span hanging free and acting as a simple truss span on the end of the cantilevers."; Image #515 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-2-29. The Cooper River Cantilever span with the jacking chords removed from the top chord."; Image #517 (4.5" x 2.75"): "7-4-29. Scene of R.H. McKnight's death on July 3, 1929."
73.
vol2_p073
vol2_p073 Image #510 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-30-29. The completed Cooper River Span. Travelers and falsework not yet removed."; Image #511 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-2-29. Removing the temporary jacking chords at U17."; Image #512 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-1-29. The jacking chords at U17 removed."; Image #513 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-2-29. The suspended span hanging free. Jacking chords at U17 removed."
74.
vol2_p070
vol2_p070 Image #506 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-30-29. From top of Pier 9, looking west toward Pier 8, 1050 ft. distant. 24 Panels at 43'-9" - count 'em!"; Image #507 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-30-29. The suspended span with travelers under the portal bracing, preparing to remove the jacking chords."; Image #508 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-30-29. Looking west from south side of span, between piers 10 and 11."
75.
vol2_p069
vol2_p069 Image #500 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-28-29. The cooper River Cantilever as seen from the Drum Island Viaduct, looking east."; Image #501 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-29-29. Omohundro (Oak), D.V. Lewis, Stevenson "Rube" Toms, Drake."; Image #502 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-29-29. Swinging the suspended span. Fitting up bott. chord joints at L21 east."; Image #503 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-29-29. Swinging the suspended span. Connecting and fitting up closing top chord joints at U22."
76.
vol1_p005
vol1_p005 Image #5 (4.5" x 2.75"): "11-15-28. Front view of Span Traveler on the Charleston Approach."; Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Erecting steel viaduct bent at 97 ft. reach."
77.
vol2_p068
vol2_p068 Image #497 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-28-29. From near base of Pier 9 looking west toward Pier 8, 1050 ft. distant. Of the 24 truss panels b't'n. these piers, (L10 to L22 to L10), 19 are visible in this picture. Note panel L22 L21 with stringers lying flat and bracing not connected."; Image #498 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-28-29. Removing steel falsework with snatched lines run from steam hoist on lighter to bottom chord of truss."; Image #499 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-28-29. Deck of bridge from Pier 8 (L10) - looking east."
78.
vol2_p066
vol2_p066 Image #494 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-28-29. Connected."; Image #495 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-28-29. See 451. Jacking stick and 1 1/4" [diameter] steel 'hog-rodding' cables used to straighten L14 U15, at left. No strain from jacking on member at right."; Image #496 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-28-29. Another view of L14 U15 with jacking device attached. Note 1 1/2" [diameter] steamboat ratchet (lower left) to take slack out of hog-rod cables before jacking."
79.
vol1_p018
vol1_p018 Image #49 (2.75" x 4.5"): "1-18-29. West anchor arm, Town Creek Span. Bottom chord erected to L6."; Image #50 (2.75" x 4.5"): "1-18-29. Erecting top chord U3U5."; Image #51 (4.5" x 2.75"): "1-18-29. Material Tower has erected Anchor Bent on Pier 4 (left), and Bent 1 D of Drum Island Approach (right) with temporary tower bracing b't'n. viaduct traveler trusses, assembled, on lighter at left. (See 57)"
80.
vol2_p065
vol2_p065 Image #488 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-27-29. Bottom chord jacking device at L17. 500-Ton hydraulic jack in place in end of cantilever arm bottom chord. Note eye-bar hangers supporting end of suspended span thru 10" [diameter] pin."; Image #492 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-27-29. Entering closing top chord at U22. Note gap in truss at left for closing member."; Image #493 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-27-29. Same as 492."
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