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Photographic Record of the Cooper River Bridge

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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!"
182.
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."
183.
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."
184.
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."
185.
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."
186.
vol2_p084
vol2_p084 Image #549 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-23-29. 12 x 12 Timber caps and blocking removed from the falsework bents."; Image #550 (4.5" x 2.75"): "7-25-29. Sling used for pulling piles - six parts of 1 1/4" [diameter] wire cable with overhauling ball at lower end. Photo shows sling just placed around pile, before taking any strain."; Image #522 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-25-29. Office force and timekeepers. E. Neufer, E.L.D., W.R. Drake, Roberts, Bacot, D.W. Graham, Frank."
187.
vol2_p085
vol2_p085 Image #551 (4.5" x 2.75"): "7-25-29. Sling after starting to take a strain on it. Overhauling ball prevents the end from pulling out of the half hitch. This sling will cut a cypress pile in two under 80 to 90 tons pull."; Image #554 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-1-29. One of the most unique of bridge pictures."; Image #560 (2.75" x 4.5"): "Another view as above, further back."
188.
vol2_p086
vol2_p086 Image #557 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-1-29. Entrance to Cooper River Span."; Image #558 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-1-29. At the center of the Cooper River Span."; Image #559 (4.5" x 2.75"): "8-2-29. W.E. Omohundro ("Oaks") Superintendent on the Cooper River Bridge."
189.
vol2_p087
vol2_p087 Image #561 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-8-29. Four-masted Belgian Training ship lying at P.U.C. Dock. Masts 185 ft. high."; Image #562 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-8-29. The opening day. First cars going east, coming from Charleston."; Image #562 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-8-29. Free traffic till 4:00 P.M.! Cars now traveling in both directions."; Image #564 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-9-29. Camera man ready to take movies of the floats parade - 2nd day of bridge opening."
190.
vol2_p088
vol2_p088 Image #565 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-9-29. Floats parade - second day of the opening celebration."; Image #566 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-9-29. P.U.C. float."; Image #567 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-9-29. Floats parade."; Image #568 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-9-29. Floats parade - looking east from the toll house."
191.
vol2_p089
vol2_p089 Image #569 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-12-29. Toll House."; Image #570 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-12-29. Toll House."; Image #571 (2.75" x 4.5"): "E.L.D.'s favorite view again. See also Nos. 174, 364, 444, 467, 494, and 554."; Image #572 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-16-29. Turning a lighter over by sinking it and pulling against the tide with a rolling hitch."
192.
vol2_p090
vol2_p090 Image #573 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-16-29. Bottom side of lighter, showing barnacles and other marine growths."; Image #574 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-20-29. Pile-pulling derrick lighter sunk in 12 to 15 ft. of water at high tide."; Image #575 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-20-29. Sunken derrick lighter. Photo at low tide."; Image #576 (2.75" x 4.5"): "Same as above."
193.
vol2_p091
vol2_p091 Image #577 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-29-29. Fallen stair tower - ready to be towed in."; Image #578 (4.5" x 2.75"): "8-29-29. The last stair tower, at Pier 7, being removed by tipping it over."; Image #579 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-29-29. Falsework steel burned into scrap lengths 20" x 5'-0". See 523."
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vol2_p092
vol2_p092
195.
vol2_p093
vol2_p093 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "From the Francis Marion Hotel, overlooking the old Citadel Square. Photo by Melchers."
196.
vol2_p094
vol2_p094 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Taken from the wreck of an old steamer, near the entrance to the Mt. Pleasant ferry slip."
197.
vol2_p095
vol2_p095 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "From the Mt. Pleasant shore, but further back. East Approach and the Cooper River Span on the right. Photo by Melchers."
198.
vol2_p096
vol2_p096 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "The most unique of all bridge pictures, showing North side of Cooper River Span, in the foreground, and the South side of the Town Creek Span, beneath it, in the distance."
199.
vol2_p097
vol2_p097 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Looking northwest to north. Cooper River on right. Photo by Melchers."
200.
vol2_p098
vol2_p098 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "The Cooper River Bridge from the Mt. Pleasant Shore. This photo taken by the Bridge Company for advertising purposes, and published thru the Associated Press. (Taken about July 7, '29.) Photo by Jacobs."
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