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Photographic Record of the Cooper River Bridge

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vol2_p027
vol2_p027 Image #374 (4.5" x 2.75"): "5-29-29. Top chord joint at U10 - Span 7. Navy destroyers below. Elev. of peak approx. 280 ft. above low water. (S.R. Graham)."; Image #375 (4.5" x 2.75"): "5-29-29. Detail of main boom, hooked onto chord U8 U10."; Image #376 (4.5" x 2.75"): "5-29-29. Erecting U 8 U10. Span 9. (See 373)."
82.
vol2_p028
vol2_p028 Image #377 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-29-29. West side. First truss members erected in cantilever arm."; Image #378 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-29-29. East anchor arm complete. Traveler at L9."; Image #379 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-31-29. Traveler at L9 erecting peak strut at U10. Then moves back 15 ft. to allow boom to "duck" under strut and move forward.. Not drift."; Image #380 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-31-29. Peak strut at U10 east side, as shown in 379."
83.
vol2_p032
vol2_p032 Image #387 (2.75" x 4.5"): "Progress 6-1-29"; Image #388 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-3-29. E.L.D. at U10, watching erection of top chord U10 U12, east side. (See 390 & 391)."; Image #389 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-2-29. Starting erection of east cantilever arm."
84.
vol2_p034
vol2_p034 Image #395 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-6-29. Heel of main boom - upper deck of Span Traveler."; Image #398 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-6-29. West cantilever arm, from Pier 9. U12 L12 at right."; Image #401 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-6-29. Looking west from end of the east causeway. Town Creek Span (left) is nearly 1 3/4 miles away."
85.
vol2_p012
vol2_p012 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Progress - Cooper River Span, May 17, 1929 at 4:30 P.M."
86.
vol2_p039
vol2_p039 Image #410 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-8-29. Progress."; Image #411 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-8-29. Bottom chord L14 L16. Length 90 ft. Weight 17 tons."; Image #412 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-10-29. Connecting bottom chord L12 L14 at joint L12."; Image #413 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-10-29. Bottom chord L12 L14."
87.
vol2_p040
vol2_p040 Image #414 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-10-29. Balance beam with special bent hitch plates used for short hitch on high lifts wher [sic] drift is small."; Image #415 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-11-29. Front view of double-deck span traveler A at L12 on east cantilever arm."
88.
vol2_p018
vol2_p018 Image #343 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-22-29. Erecting bottom chord joint at L10, Pier 8. Weight 13 tons."; Image #344 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-22-29. Same as 343. (Leatherman)."; Image #345 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-22-29. Pulling joint L10 back into place to connect to bott. chord L8 L10 and diagonal M9 L10."; Image #348 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-23-29. Bottom chord joint L10 before erection of stringers. Floorbeam in place."
89.
vol2_p042
vol2_p042 Image #419 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-11-29. Expansion plate on East Approach showing bend in plane of plate due to punching and riveting along one edge only. Bowed 1 3/4" in 20 ft. Straightened by hammering along other edge."; Image #420 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-12-29. Assembling eye-bars to bottom chord joint L17. (See also 424)."; Image #421 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-12-29. Entering pin at U17 connecting eye-bars supporting suspended span to end of cantilever arm."
90.
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."
91.
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."
92.
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."
93.
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."
94.
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."
95.
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."
96.
vol2_p050
vol2_p050 Image #445 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-18-29. Joint L17 - end of suspended span. Note 3" [diameter] pin and slotted hole for expansion."; Image #446 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-18-29. Pulling piles using Union No. 2 steam hammer, inverted, and taking a strain with 3-part falls by "Wateree"."; Image #447 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-18-29. Ready to pull."
97.
vol2_p052
vol2_p052 Image #451 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-18-29. Bow in main compression diagonal L14 U15, south truss, east cantilever arm. Measured deflection 1 9/16". Note string at lower left. See 495 and 496 for method of straightening."; Image #553 (4.5" x 2.75"): "7-27-29. L14 U15 after being straightened while under load in the bridge. Note straight string along lower left flange. Max variation is now 7/16" at lower end only. Remainder straight."; Image #452 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-19-29. West cantilever (far side) to L21 and east arm (top) to L17 with hangers at U18 L18."
98.
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.
99.
vol1_cover
vol1_cover Cooper River Bridge, Vol. 1, 1928 - 1929, Record By E.L. Durkee, Property of Beth Steel Co., Eastern District
100.
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").