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Photographic Record of the Cooper River Bridge

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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."
2.
vol2_p031
vol2_p031 Image #381 (4.5" x 2.75"): "5-31-29. Top chord of east anchor arm, as seen from U1. Peak strut at U10 (top) is highest point of span - elev. 280 ft."; Image #385 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-1-29. West side - erecting cantilever arm."; Image #386 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-1-29. Erecting cantilever arm - east side."
3.
vol1_p055
vol1_p055 Image #153 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-13-29. One more panel to be erected."; Image #154 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-13-29. Ready to erect the first closing bottom chord."; Image #155 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-13-29. Erecting the closing bottom chord - south truss - Town Creek Span."; Image #158 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-13-29. Erecting the closing bottom chord - north truss - Town Creek Span."
4.
vol1_p077
vol1_p077 Image #214 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-30-29. Flooded country as seen from the Santee River Bridge."; Image #215 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-30-29. Rafts of cypress piling tied up below the Santee River Bridge - ready for towing to Charleston."; Image #216 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-30-29. Up the North Santee - flooded over its banks."; Image #217 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-30-29. Chicken Creek - a tributary of the North Santee - narrow and swift."
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vol2_p005
vol2_p005 Image #298 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-6-29. Our tank lighter and coal barge."; Image #299 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-6-29. Traveler "B" moved out to L2. West anchor arm."; Image #300 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-8-29. Second panel--west anchor arm complete. Traveler Bat L3, erecting portal bracing."; Image #301 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-9-29. Traveler B erecting third falsework bent at L6, west anchor arm."
6.
vol2_p004
vol2_p004 Image #291 (4.5" x 2.75"): "5-3-29. East Approach nearing completion."; Image #294 (4.5" x 2.75"): "5-5-29. First panel of truss erected - west anchor arm."; Image #295 (4.5" x 2.75"): "5-6-29. Erecting first panel of floor - east anchor arm."; Image #297 (4.5" x 2.75"): "5-6-29. Progress in Cooper River."
7.
vol2_p033
vol2_p033 Image #390 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-3-29. Connecting top chord U10 U12 to joint at U10."; Image #391 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-3-29. Erecting U10 U12 - east cantilever arm, south truss."; Image #392 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-4-29. Progress. Looking east."; Unnumbered image (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-4-29. Progress - looking northeast."
8.
vol2_p035
vol2_p035 Image #399 (2.75" x 4.5") and Image #400 (2.75" x 4.5"): "Member U12 L12 East Cantilever Arm. 96'-0" c. to c. panel points. As erected this member appeared to be 3 1/2" short, due to fabrication of members, some shorter and some longer than their final geometric lengths, and due to the sub-diagonal M11 L12 (lower right). Pulled together by a 7-part auxiliary falls. Engine kept in high gear to reduce power - max. lead line pull = about 9000 [pounds], approx., giving possible capacity of 130 tons. Required one day to connect each member - two days total.
9.
vol2_p015
vol2_p015 Image #333 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-18-29. Falsework bent 31- L8 - East anchor arm. 16 Plumb piles and 10 battered piles under each col. 40 ft. of water at low tide. Taken at low tide. See also 355."; Image #334 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-18-29. Falsework footing 32 - L6, anchor arm. Similar to bent 31. Max. load 20 1/2 tons per pile (D + L + Trav.)."; Image #335 (4.5" x 2.75"): "5-18-29. Looking west from top of anchor pier 10 showing steel falsework. Pier 9 beyond = 450 ft. Bents at 90 ft. centers. Flswk. cols. plumb and 37'-6" c. to c."
10.
vol2_p077
vol2_p077 Image #525 (4.5" x 2.75"): "7-9-29. View of truss members over one of the main bearing piers, No. 8 - depth of truss 130 ft. center to center of chords."; Image #526 (4.5" x 2.75"): "7-9-29. From Pier 11 looking toward anchor pier 10 - deck truss span 10 at left. Timber stair tower at Pier 10, 110 ft. high, unsupported for 70 ft. up to bott. chord of deck span."; Image #527 (4.5" x 2.75"): "7-8-29. Removing steel falsework columns under anchor arm."
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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."
12.
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."
13.
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."
14.
vol2_p020
vol2_p020 Image #350 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-23-29. Pulling device (at left) at L0 - Span 9. Where deck span adjoins anchor arm."; Image #351 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-23-29. Jacking device at end of anchor arm. Pulling device, showing turnbuckle - just beyond."; Image #352 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-23-29. West anchor arm landed on Pier 8 (right)."; Image #353 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-24-29. Looking west from Span 9."
15.
vol1_p039
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."
16.
vol1_p054
vol1_p054 Image #150 (2.75" x 4.5"): "Erecting east half of suspended span - Town Creek."; Image #152 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-13-29. Progress in Town Creek - getting nearer!"; Image #151 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-11-29. West cantilever as seen from below. This photo suggested by C.D. Marshall."
17.
vol1_p057
vol1_p057 Image #163 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-15-29. Preparing to erect the closing top chords - Town Creek Span."; Image #164 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-15-29. Gap for closing top chord U16 U18."; Image #165 (2.75" x 4.5"): "Erecting the closing top chord - south truss. Gap is about 2" longer than chord. 3-15-29."; Image #171 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-15-29. Erecting closing top - north truss."
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vol1_p071
vol1_p071 Image #197 (4.5" x 2.75"): "3-28-29. Reaving load falls at end of boom - Traveler A - Pier 13."; Image #198 (4.5" x 2.75"): "3-28-29. Front view of Span Traveler, 40 ft. high to top deck and 18 ft. wide, on deck span. Weight about 150 tons, complete. (See also #4)."; Image #199 (4.5" x 2.75"): "3-29-29. Traveler A starting erection at Pier 13. Falsework bent erected and setting first bottom chord."
19.
vol1_p073
vol1_p073 Image #200 (4.5" x 2.75"): "Elev. 165' / 45' A-frame / 40' Traveler Trusses / 40' Deck Truss Span / 40' Flswk. Bent / Elev. 0.0 / Low Water. 3-29-29. Falsework columns are 19'-6" canters. Deck span trusses and traveler trusses are 18'-0" centers. Deck Span 12 at Pier 13."; Image #202 (4.5" x 2.75"): "4-3-29. Deck span 12 under erection. Pier 13."; Image #203 (4.5" x 2.75"): "4-3-29. First panel of deck span 5 erected by viaduct traveler, and latter is erecting Span Traveler B, the lower deck of which is complete."
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vol1_p023
vol1_p023 Image #61 (2.75" x 4.5"): "1-23-29. Progress - Town Creek Span. Taken from office tower."; Image #62 (2.75" x 4.5"): "Progress - Town Creek & Drum Island (right). 1-26-29."; Image #63 (2.75" x 4.5"):"1-28-29. West anchor arm complete."; Image #64 (2.75" x 4.5"): "1-28-29. Viaduct traveler starting erection of Drum Island Viaduct. span traveler not yet erected."