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Photographic Record of the Cooper River Bridge

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vol1_p001 A Photographic Record of the Construction of the Cooper River Bridge; Charleston, South Carolina - 1928-29; Volume I; Showing the erection of the West or Charleston approach, the Town Creek Cantilever Span, the Drum Island Viaduct, and the Deck Truss Spans in the Cooper River. Steel for viaducts furnished by the Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. Steel for truss spans furnished by McClintic-Marshall Co. All steel erected by McClintic-Marshall Co., Pottstown Erection Dep't. Small photos by E.L. Durkee. 5" x 7" Photos by James Smyth ("Irish").
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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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vol1_cover Cooper River Bridge, Vol. 1, 1928 - 1929, Record By E.L. Durkee, Property of Beth Steel Co., Eastern District
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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
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vol1_p002 Image #1 (2.75" x 4.5"): "11-9-28. Building office in the Atlantic Coast Line R.R. Yard."; Image #2 (2.75" x 4.5"): "11-9-28. Erecting Span Traveler 'A' at and of West Approach, using 30 ton stiffleg derrick."; Image #3 (2.75" x 4.5"): "11-9-28. Raising boom for Span Traveler. Length of boom 100ft., & weight, 11 tons."
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vol1_p038 Image #100 (4.5" x 2.75"): "2-22-29. From U15, on suspended span, looking back at cantilever arm. Traveler is at L13."; Image #101 (4.5" x 2.75"): "2-22-29. View from deck of traveler looking back thru portal and sway bracing of cantilever arm."; Image #102 (4.5" x 2.75"): "2-22-29. View from roof of Traveler A, west cantilever arm, looking east toward Pier 3."
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vol1_p039 Image #103 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-22-29. Boomed out, between top chords U14 U16."; Image #104 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-22-29. Joint U13 - End of the cantilever arm."; Image #105 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-22-29. Temporary links U13 to U14, b't'n. cantilever arm and suspended span."; Image #112 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-23-29. Field telephone - top of stair tower at Pier 4."
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vol1_p040 Image #106 (4.5" x 2.75"): "2-22-29"; Image #107 (4.5" x 2.75"): "2-22-29"; Caption under images 106 & 107: "350 Ton hydraulic jack inside links shown in #105. Looking towards suspended span (left) and towards cantilever arm (right). 10 " [diameter] Pin against which saddle casting bears passes through slotted holes in inside pair of links and its supported by the outside pair, which is riveted to the end of the cantilever arm. Note bearing shims with notch and hole in top, which carry the load while not actually jacking"; Image #117 (4.5" x 2.75"): "2-24-29. Looking straight up at U13 U14."
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vol1_p041 Image #108 (4.5" x 2.75"): "2-22-29. Detail of lead sheave at heel of boom on span traveler. Note swivel connection (See also #133)."; Image #110 (4.5" x 2.75"): "2-22-29. Looking west from top of Pier 2, toward anchored bent on Pier 1. Falsework columns still in place, but bracing has been removed."; Image #111. (4.5" x 2.75"): "2-22-29. Looking east from top of Pier 2 toward Pier 3 and Drum Island."
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vol1_p042 Image #113 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-23-29. East anchor arm. Traveler Bat L4 Truss erected to L6."; Image #114 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-23-29. West side - Town Creek Span. Traveler A at L15."; Image #115 (4.5" x 2.75"): "2-23-29. West side - Town Creek Cantilever."
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vol1_p043 Image #116 (4.5" x 2.75"): "2-23-29. West or Charleston cantilever arm taken from L6 on east anchor arm. Pier 3 in foreground, elev. = 134ft."; Image #118 (4.5" x 2.75"): "2-24-29. Hydraulic hand pump with pressure gauge. Capacity, 8000# per sq. in."; Image #119 (4.5" x 2.75"): "2-24-29. rear tie-down of Span Traveler on Town Creek Span. Note bearing block under rear column for shimming up when using rear boom."
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vol1_p044 Image #120 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-24-29. Expansion joint at L0. Plates supported on pipe separators."; Image #128 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-3-29. Top chord - west cantilever arm."; Image #121 (4.5" x 2.75"): "2-24-29. Rocker shoe under end of viaduct girder, providing expansion between anchor arm and viaduct. Supported on cross girder at top of anchor bent."
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vol1_p045 Image #122 (2.75" x 4.5"):"2-24-29. West cantilever arm erected to L17 L18 - Traveler at L15."; Image #124 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-25-29. Traveler A at L16, its farthest position."; Image #123 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-24-29. East anchor arm erected to L6. Traveler at L6. Viaduct traveler at right."; Image #125 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-25-29. East anchor arm at Pier 3."
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vol1_p047 Image #126 (4.5" x 2.75"):"3-1-29. Starting erection of east cantilever arm, from L18, the center of the channel."; Image #129 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-3-29. From top of Pier 2 showing underside of floor system."; Image #130 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-3-29. Pier 3 and the Cooper River, from top of Pier 2."
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vol1_p008 Image #13 (4.5" x 2.75"): "12-3-28. Span 10 W completed and erecting bent 8 W."; Image #15 (4.5" x 2.75"): "Charleston Viaduct completed to span 10 W. Looking west. 12-3-28."; Image #16 (4.5" x 2.75"): "12-3-28 Driving piles for false work footings under the west anchor arm of the Town Creek Span. Anchor Pier #1 in foreground. Main Pier #2 in background, elev. 134 ft."
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vol1_p048 Image #133 (4.5" x 2.75"): "3-3-29 Detail of lead sheave block at heel of span traveler main boom. See #108."; Image #135 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-3-29. Detail at top of A-frame. Span traveler."; Image #136 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-3-29. Progress - Town Creek Span."
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vol1_p049 Image #137 (4.5" x 2.75"): "3-7-29. Looking west from the east cantilever arm."; Image #138 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-7-29. Erecting bottom laterals."; Image #139 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-7-29. Material track laid on mud sills on Drum Island."
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vol1_p009 Image #14 (2.75" x 4.5"): "12-4-28. Progress. Complete to span 9W."; Image #19 (2.75" x 4.5"): "12-13-29. Complete to 5W and erecting bent 3W."; Images #17, 18 (2.75" x 4.5"): "12-8-28. Wreck on West Approach after runaway of 14 ton girder which pushed locomotive down grade ahead of it."
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vol1_p050 Image #140 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-7-29. Material truck supported on piling. Drum Island Approach."; Image #141 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-7-29. 'Billy' the Drum Island mascot, at top of stair tower with Buckholt."; Image #142 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-7-29. Balance beam for handling plate girders. Length 10ft."; Image #146 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-11-29. Support & tie-down for sill of stiffleg derrick at Pier 4."