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Photographic Record of the Cooper River Bridge

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101.
vol2_p045
vol2_p045 Image #429 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-11-29. Lifting 500 ton capacity hydraulic jack by its 12 1/2" [diameter] plunger to test the section."; Image #430 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-12-29. Frame for testing hydraulic jacks. Capacity about 50 tons."; Image #431 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-13-29. Progress. West cantilever (left) complete to U17 L17. Right (east) arm to L16."; Image #432 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-12-29. Looking east from south of Pier 5."
102.
vol2_p013
vol2_p013 Image #323 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-17-29. East anchor arm. Traveler at L6."; Image #324 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-17-29. Progress in A.M."; Image #325 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-18-29. Supply ship "Dobbin" and five Navy destroyers. West anchor arm beyond."; Image #329 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-18-29. West anchor arm. Navy destroyer in foreground."
103.
vol1_p001
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").
104.
vol2_p047
vol2_p047 Image #437 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-13-29. Bottom chord L14 L16. Wt. 17 tons."; Image #438 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-14-29. Turntable truck for turning long truss members end for end."; Image #439 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-14-29. Turning 90 ft. chord with turntable trucks."; Image #440 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-14-29. Turning 90 ft. chord with turntable trucks."
105.
vol1_cover
vol1_cover Cooper River Bridge, Vol. 1, 1928 - 1929, Record By E.L. Durkee, Property of Beth Steel Co., Eastern District
106.
vol2_p049
vol2_p049 Image #411 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-18-29. U.S. Engineers' Snag-boat 'Wateree.'"; Image #442 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-18-29. Four-masted sailing ship passing under Cooper River Span."; Image #443 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-17-29. Progress."; Image #444 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-18-29. Looking west from Cooper River. Pier 10 at left. Town Creek Span in background."
107.
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.
108.
vol1_p036
vol1_p036 Image #95 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-15-29. Looking down Drum Island Viaduct toward Cooper River. Viaduct Traveler C erecting."; Image #98 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-22-29. From the peak of the Town Creek Span (U8), elev. 235 ft. looking west down the Charleston Approach."; Image #99 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-22-29. Looking east from U8, toward Drum Island Traveler at L13, rear boom in foreground. Main boom, boomed out flat, can be seen thru the A-frame."
109.
vol1_p040
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."
110.
vol1_p043
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."
111.
vol1_p047
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."
112.
vol1_p048
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."
113.
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."
114.
vol1_p050
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."
115.
vol1_p058
vol1_p058 Unnumbered image (5" x 7"): Progress March 15, 1929 at 4:30 P.M. Town Creek Span - Drum Island Viaduct."
116.
vol1_p061
vol1_p061 Image #174 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-17-29. Town Creek Span between Piers 9 (left) and 8 of the Cooper River Span. Looking west."; Image #175 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-12-29. Suspended Span swung (3-16-29) and complete except last panel of floor system."; Image #176 (2.75" x 4.5"): 3-20-29. Suspended span has been swung. Note gap in top chord to right of traveler."; Image #177 (2.75" x 4.5"): 3-20-29. Temporary top chord jacking links U13 U14 removed to be replaced by permanent 'dummy' chords."
117.
vol1_p064
vol1_p064 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Progress at 4 P.M., March 22, 1929. Town Creek Span - Drum Island Viaduct."
118.
vol1_p065
vol1_p065 Image #184 (4.5" x 2.75"): "3-22-29. Ready to lower the first 150 HP gasoline hoisting engine from the bridge deck to a lighter in the stream below."; Image #185 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-22-29. Same as #184 - front view."; Image #186 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-22-29. Starting down."
119.
vol1_p067
vol1_p067 Image #187 (4.5" x 2.75"): "3-22-29. Looking straight down on engine being lowered. One set of falls, 8 parts, with lead line snatched so lead off of drum is horizontal."; Image #188 (4.5" x 2.75"): " 3-28-29. Lowering the second 150 HP gas. hoisting engine from Town Creek Span. ridden down by Dougherty (Eng'm'n.), Omohundro, Leatherman, and two bridgemen. Note two sets of 5-part falls and lead lines straight up off of the drums. (See 195 & 196)"; Image #189 (4.5" x 2.75"): "3-27-29. Span Traveler A, with double deck, erected on top of deck span #12, at Pier 13."
120.
vol1_p069
vol1_p069 Image #194 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-27-29. From top of Pier 6, looking toward Drum Island viaduct and Town Creek Span. Pier 5 in foreground."; Image #195 (2.75" x 4.5"): "Second 150 HO gas. Engine starting down thru deck of Town Creek Span. (See 188)"; Image #196 (4.5" x 2.75"): "3-28-29. rear view of #195. (See 188)"