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Photographic Record of the Cooper River Bridge

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101.
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vol2_cover Cooper River Bridge, Vol. 2, 1928 - 1929, Record By E.L. Durkee, Property of Beth Steel Co., Eastern District
102.
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vol1_p100 Picturing the Bridge. The story of the Cooper river bridge as told in the special editions of the Charleston newspapers was rendered vivid by the wealth of illustrations in those publications, showing progress of the work on the great structure from the beginning to the moment of opening. These pictures will make interesting history and will doubtless be shown in years to come by many of those who participated in the jubilation of yesterday and will be keen to tell of the celebration to the youngsters who will take it all for granted that there is a driveway across the Cooper for their cars. The engineers and builders of the bridge, as, indeed, all of the officers of the corporation which owns and of the contractors who built it, cooperated in every possible way with the newspapers in the making of the special editions complete records of the work and of the occasion celebrated at the opening, and to them The Evening Post expresses its appreciation and thanks. Especially is it under obligations to Mr. E. L. Durkee, engineer of the McClintic-Marshall Company, for putting at its disposal his extensive collection of photographs of the work during the various stages of its progress. The pictures tell the story of the bridge as no verbal description could and there are virtually no significant phases of the work which escaped Mr. Durkee's camera. To have had access to this collection was the good fortune of The Evening Post and of the public to whom it was enabled to present them.
103.
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vol1_p099 Image #284 (4.5" x 2.75"): "4-30-29. Same as 283."; Image #287 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-1-29. Anchor bent completed on Pier 7."; Image #288 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-2-29. Progress in Cooper River. Both travelers are standing over the anchor piers - ready to start erection of main span."
104.
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vol1_p098 Image #285 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-30-29. Viaduct Traveler C working on East Approach."; Image #286 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-1-29. Our wharf and storage yard from the Cooper River. Note the 3-locomotive crane booms."; Image #283 (4.5" x 2.75"): "4-30-29. Poor assembly of column-cap details. Taken to illustrate shop error report to V.B.& I. Co."
105.
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vol1_p097 Image #279 (4.5" x 2.75"): "4-29-29. Preparing to drive pin in anchor column - Pier 10."; Image #280 (4.5" x 2.75"): "4-30-29. Anchor bent on Pier 10 erected complete."; Image #281 (4.5" x 2.75"): "4-30-29. Erecting timber stair tower at Pier 10."
106.
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vol1_p096 Image #276 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-30-29. 8-Ton Vulcan Gasoline Locomotive, shifting Crane 19 (100 tons) in storage yard."; Image #277 (2.75" x 4.5"): "Same as 276."; Image #278 (4.5" x 2.75"): "4-29-29. Connecting anchor column to end floorbeam - Pier 10. (See 274-5)."
107.
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vol1_p095 Image #272 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-28-29. Town Creek Span, looking east from near the end of west approach."; Image #273 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-28-29. Progress in Cooper River."; Image #274 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-29-29. Traveler A erecting end floorbeam of west anchor arm at Pier 10."; Image #275 (2.75" x 4.5"): "End floorbeam of west anchor arm hung on stringers of deck span. First steel erected on anchor arm."
108.
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vol1_p094 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Progress in Cooper River, April 26, 1929 at 4:30 P.M. material tower at Pier 13 (right) is erecting viaduct traveler 'C' to complete the east Approach."
109.
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vol1_p093 Image #268 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-26-29. Twelve carloads of chords for Cooper River Span. 3 cars per load of 3 - 90 ft. chords."; Image #270 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-26-29. Line of bottom chords - Spans 10, 11, & 12. From top of Pier 10, looking east."; Image #269 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-26-29. 90 ft. Chord sections for Anchor Arm. Lightest chords 15 tons each and heaviest, 36 tons."; Image #271 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-28-29. Looking up the West Approach toward Town Creek Span. Street paved (see #36)."
110.
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vol1_p092 Image #264 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-24-29. Driving piles for falsework footings. Anchor Pier 10."; Image #266 (2.75" x 4.5"): "Progress in Cooper River. Looking north."; Image #265 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-24-29. Typical group of piles pulled together for bracing & cutting off."; Image #267 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-26-29. Loading cypress piles from car to lighter."
111.
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vol1_p091 Image #258 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-23-29. Driving piles and framing."; Image #260 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-23-29. Falsework footing #16, under deck span #10. Two (2) plumb piles and six (6) battered piles under each col."; Image #259 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-23-29. Timber falsework footings under Span 10. Av. depth of water = 25' at low tide."; Image #261 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-24-29. typical detail of steel falsework col. on ton of 2-200 ton wedge jacks. Deck spans."
112.
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vol1_p090 Image #254 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-24-29. East Approach - end of causeway and start of steel girder spans."; Image #256 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-24-29. Typical timber pile falsework footing before being braced. Piles are unusually well lined up."; Image #255 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-23-29. Falsework footings 28 and 29 & Pier 8 beyond - looking east from top of anchor pier 7."; Image #257 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-23-29. Framing timber falsework pile bents."
113.
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vol1_p089 Image #247 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-24-29. Spans 10, 11, and 12. Span 10 under erection."; Image #252 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-24-29. From Span 1E, looking east. Hydraulic fill causeway in distance."; Image #251 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-24-29. re-erecting viaduct traveler on Span 1E, at Pier 13, to complete East Approach."; Image #253 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-24-29. East abutment - looking west. Spans 21E to 13E have been erected by C.E. Hillyer."
114.
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vol1_p088 Image #248 (4.5" x 2.75"): "4-23-29. Span 5 completed and working on Span 6."; Image #249 (4.5" x 2.75"): "4-23-29. From top of anchor pier 7, looking west toward Span Traveler B erecting Span 6." Image #250 (4.5" x 2.75"): 4-23-29. From top of viaduct at bent #12E, looking west. Town Creek Span in distance."
115.
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vol1_p087 Image #244 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-18-29. Span 5 completed. Viaduct Traveler at left being removed by stiffleg derrick, which it has set up in front of it."; Image #245 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-18-29. Spans 11 and 12 completed."; Image #246 (4.5" x 2.75"): "4-23-29. Erecting Span 10. Taken from near Pier 12, looking west toward Pier 11, anchor pier 10 and main piers 9 and 8."
116.
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vol1_p086 Image #240 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-9-29. Compressor plant under Span 35D, near Pier 5, and ramp leading to it from Pier 37D which is in deep water."; Image #242 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-18-29. Falsework under Span 5. Falsework bents have battered columns."; Image #241 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-18-29. Rocker bearing and roller expansion shoe under 270 ft. deck truss span - Pier 6."; Image #243 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-15-29. Span 5 erected to U5L6."
117.
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vol1_p085 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Progress, April 19, 1929 at 4:30 P.M. Note east end of East Approach (extreme right) under erection by C.E. Hillyer."
118.
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vol1_p084 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Progress, April 12, 1929 at 4:30 P.M."
119.
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vol1_p083 Image #235 (4.5" x 2.75"): "4-7-29. Material Tower with two 50 ton stiffleg derricks on top, erected to a height of 3 panels (ab't 95 ft.) On dock at Pier 13."; Image #238 (4.5" x 2.75"): "4-9-29. Main boom of Span Traveler 'B' being raised by gin pole after A-frame has been tripped into position."; Image #239 (4.5" x 2.75"): "4-9-29. From deck of Viaduct Traveler 'C', erecting Span Traveler 'B'."
120.
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vol1_p082 Image #236 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-7-29. Rear view of Viaduct Traveler 'C' erecting Span Traveler 'A' on Span 5."; Image #237 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-7-29. Side view of #236."; Image #232 (4.5" x 2.75"): "4-7-29. Top deck of double-deck Span Traveler A, looking toward rear boom, A-frame and backstay connection."
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