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Photographic Record of the Cooper River Bridge

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vol2_p001
vol2_p001 A Photographic Record of the Construction of the Cooper River Bridge; Charleston, South Carolina - 1928-29; Volume II; Showing the erection of the Cooper River Cantilever Span, 1050 feet center to center of main piers, and being at the time of its completion the fifth longest cantilever, or truss span of any kind in the world. Steel furnished by McClintic-Marshall Co. and erected by the Pottstown Erection Dep't. Small photos by E.L. Durkee. 5" x 7" Photos by James Smyth ("Irish"). Larger photos as noted.
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vol2_p002
vol2_p002 Image #289 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-3-29. Erecting first bent of falsework at L2, East anchor arm."; Image #290 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-3-29. Erecting first bottom chord of west anchor arm, Span 7, at Pier 7. Town Creek span in distance."; Image #292 (2.75" x 4.5"): "Same as 290."
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vol2_p003
vol2_p003 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Progress in Cooper River, May 3, 1929 at 4:30 P.M. East Approach (right) complete except two spans."
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vol2_p006
vol2_p006 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Airplane view of the Cooper River Bridge - looking east. May 9, 1929. West approach, in foreground, completely paved. Town Creek in foreground, then Drum Island, Cooper River, and Mt. Pleasant. Charleston in lower right."
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vol2_p009
vol2_p009 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Progress in Cooper River, May 10, 1929, at 4:30 P.M. East viaduct (right) has been completed and viaduct traveler removed."
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vol2_p030
vol2_p030 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7'): "Progress in Cooper River, May 31, 1929 at 4:30 P.M. Lost 3 days since May 24 on account of lack of steel."
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vol2_p037
vol2_p037 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Progress on Cooper River Span, June 7, 1929 at 4:30 P.M."
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vol2_p012
vol2_p012 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Progress - Cooper River Span, May 17, 1929 at 4:30 P.M."
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vol2_p048
vol2_p048 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Progress, Cooper River Span, June 14, 1929 at 4:30 P.M."
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vol2_p056
vol2_p056 Image #463 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-19-29. Progress."; Image #464 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-19-29. Cantilevering the suspended span from each side."; Image #465 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-19-29. Navy oil tanker passing under the Cooper River Span."; Image #466 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-20-29. Looking east from north side of bridge. Anchor Pier 7 at right."
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vol2_p059
vol2_p059 Image #474 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-21-29. Erecting the last bottom chord section L19' L21', north truss, east half of suspended span."; Image #475 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-21-29. Connecting the closing bottom chord at L21'."; Image #476 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-21-29. Closing B.C. joint L21'. Note 6" [diameter] pin and slotted hole with 7" movement for adjustment, temperature, etc."
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vol2_p060
vol2_p060 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Progress - Cooper River Span, June 21, 1929 at 4:30 P.M. First closing bottom chord in place."
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vol2_p067
vol2_p067 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Progress - Cooper River Span, June 28, 1929 at 4:30 P.M. Suspended span ready to be freed from its cantilever condition and swung as a simple truss span, which was done on Sat., June 29, 1929, starting at 8 A.M. and being completed at 3: P.M."
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vol2_p071
vol2_p071 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "1050' Cooper River Span - July 2, 1929. Suspended span swung as a simple span and jacking chords at U17 removed for replacement by dummy chords."
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vol2_p072
vol2_p072 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "From the Mt. Pleasant shore, looking toward Charleston, East Approach and Cooper River Span at right. Town Creek Span in the distance. (About July 2, 1929)."
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vol2_p016
vol2_p016 Image #336 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-18-29. Office in A.C.L. Yard. See also #1."; Image #337 (2.75" x 4.5"): "Bottom chord joint at L10 - over main piers 8 and 9. Weight 13 tons. 12'-7" long x 12'-4" high (Main gas. pl. 108" x 1" x 12'-7")."; Image #338 (4.5" x 2.75"): "5-21-29. West anchor arm landing on Pier 8."
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vol2_p017
vol2_p017 Image #339 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-21-29. West anchor arm ready to erect last panel 8-10, and land on main pier 8."; Image #340 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-22-29. East anchor arm erecting last panel 8-10, to land on main pier 9."; Image #341 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-22-29. Setting shoe in Pier 8. wt. of lower shoe = 10 tons. Base 7'-3 x 8'-6 = 61.6 [square feet]"; Image #342 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-22-29. Setting main shoes on Pier 8."
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vol2_p019
vol2_p019 Image #346 (4.5" x 2.75"): " 5-22-29. East anchor arm just before erecting the joints at L10 on Pier 8. (See also 343, 344, 345, & 348)."; Image #347 (4.5" x 2.75"): "Traveler on floorbeam at L8, Span 7, from Pier 8."; Image #349 (4.5" x 2.75"): "5-23-29. Main bearing shoe, Pier 9. Anchor arm trusses not yet pulled back to connect to top shoe. See pulling and jacking devices, 350 and 351. 7'-3 x 8'-6 = 61.6 [square feet]. Max. Des. Load = 3,916,000 [pounds] = 63,540 [pounds/square feet] = 440 [pounds/square inch]. Max. Erec. Load = 2,658,000 [pounds] with suspended span cantilevered to center."
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vol2_p021
vol2_p021 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Progress in Cooper River, May 24, 1929 at 5: P.M. Both travelers are tied up for lack of steel. Traveler A (right) held at L8 on account of shop error in joint at L10. Traveler B (left) has moved to L9. Note U.S. Navy destroyers."
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vol2_p099
vol2_p099 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Same view as on preceding page, but further back, showing part of East Approach. Photos by Melcher."