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Bridges -- South Carol... (4)

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1929-07-08 - 1929-07-0... (2)
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Photographic Record of the Cooper River Bridge

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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_p076
vol2_p076 Image #516 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-4-29. Another view of top chord at time of McKnight's death."; Image #522 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-8-29. View from top of water tank on Meeting St. near the West Approach. Town Creek span in foreground partly hiding the Cooper River span."; Image #523 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-9-29. Falsework struts and bracing ready to be cut up into short lengths of scrap. See 579."; Image #524 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-9-29. Boat U1010 in drydock. Cap't. T.W. Murphy."
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vol2_p078
vol2_p078 Image #528 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-9-29. Another view of the jacking device used to straighten the diagonal L14 U15. See also 495 & 496."; Image #529 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-9-29. Removing timber forms from beneath the concrete deck on the deck truss spans."; Image #530 (4.5" x 2.75"): "7-8-29. 150 FP [foot pounds] Gas. hoisting engine, weighing 31 tons, on Traveler B, hoisted up and ready to be lowered to the bridge deck."
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vol2_p079
vol2_p079 Image #531 (4.5" x 2.75'): "7-9-29. Lowering the first main engine from the deck of the Cooper River Span to a lighter below. Weight of engine 31 tons, plus rigging. Two sets wire cable falls of 5 parts each, leading off of the two top drums. Clutch out, frictions in, and lowered by foot brakes. Engine running to allow use of clutch if necessary."; Image #532 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-9-29. Same as 531. Note horizontal leads of cable falls, thru snatch blocks, instead of straight up off of drums."; Image #533 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-11-29. Removing rigging, riveting, laying forms, pouring concrete deck, & painting overhead - all at once!"