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Photographic Record of the Cooper River Bridge

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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").
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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_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)"
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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_p078
vol1_p078 Image #218 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-30-29. Negro wood-cutters enroute home for the week end."; Image #219 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-30-29. A hollow-log canoe. Duncan at the paddle."; Image #220 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-30-29. Laurel Hill Island - water 2 to 3 ft. deep over the 5 ft. banks at normal stage. Most of the 85 ft. and 90 ft. piling came from here."; Image #221 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-30-29. Chicken Creek - note height of water around the tree trunks."
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vol1_p086
vol1_p086 Image #240 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-9-29. Compressor plant under Span 35D, near Pier 5, and ramp leading to it from Pier 37D which is in deep water."; Image #242 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-18-29. Falsework under Span 5. Falsework bents have battered columns."; Image #241 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-18-29. Rocker bearing and roller expansion shoe under 270 ft. deck truss span - Pier 6."; Image #243 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-15-29. Span 5 erected to U5L6."
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vol1_p087
vol1_p087 Image #244 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-18-29. Span 5 completed. Viaduct Traveler at left being removed by stiffleg derrick, which it has set up in front of it."; Image #245 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-18-29. Spans 11 and 12 completed."; Image #246 (4.5" x 2.75"): "4-23-29. Erecting Span 10. Taken from near Pier 12, looking west toward Pier 11, anchor pier 10 and main piers 9 and 8."
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vol1_p088
vol1_p088 Image #248 (4.5" x 2.75"): "4-23-29. Span 5 completed and working on Span 6."; Image #249 (4.5" x 2.75"): "4-23-29. From top of anchor pier 7, looking west toward Span Traveler B erecting Span 6." Image #250 (4.5" x 2.75"): 4-23-29. From top of viaduct at bent #12E, looking west. Town Creek Span in distance."
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vol1_p004
vol1_p004 Image #4 (4.5" x 2.75"): "11-15-28. High Boom! Minimum reach with main falls is about 5 ft. Note the slack backstays. Weight of traveler complete = 122 tons, including 31 ton; 150 HP gas. engine on the upper deck and 60 HP aux. gas hoist on platform below."; Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Span traveler A erecting on the Charleston or West Approach. Rear boom of traveler not yet erected."
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vol1_p017
vol1_p017 Image #44 (4.5" x 2.75"): "1-13-29. Span Traveler A entering the west anchor arm, Town Creek Span. Blocking up to change from gauge of 19' 6", as used on viaduct, to 18' 0", the gauge of truss span stringers. Trusses 24' 0" c. to c."; Image #45 (4.5" x 2.75"): "1-13-29. Front view of #44."; Image #46 (4.5" x 2.75"): "1-13-29. Looking east across Town Creek at Piers 2 & 3. Material tower 130 ft. high is opposite Pier 4. Piers 5, 6, 7 and 8, in Cooper River, in the distance."
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vol1_p005
vol1_p005 Image #5 (4.5" x 2.75"): "11-15-28. Front view of Span Traveler on the Charleston Approach."; Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Erecting steel viaduct bent at 97 ft. reach."
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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!"
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vol2_p091
vol2_p091 Image #577 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-29-29. Fallen stair tower - ready to be towed in."; Image #578 (4.5" x 2.75"): "8-29-29. The last stair tower, at Pier 7, being removed by tipping it over."; Image #579 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-29-29. Falsework steel burned into scrap lengths 20" x 5'-0". See 523."
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vol1_p024
vol1_p024 Image #65 (2.75" x 4.5"): Main bearing shoes for 1050 ft. Cooper River Span. Base 7' 3" x 8' 6". Wt. 10 tons. Ab't. 4' 6" high."; Image #68 (2.75" x 4.5"): "1-30-29. 100 HP Gas. Hoisting engine on deck of viaduct traveler. 3 Drums & swinger. (Tom Kane)"; Image #67 (2.75" x 4.5"): "1-30-29. Detail of boom heel and foot of mast at top of Material Tower. (See also No. 86)"; Image #69 (2.75" x 4.5"): 1-30-29. Drum Island & Cooper River - looking east. Piers 5 to 13 in Cooper River completed."
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vol1_p029
vol1_p029 Image #79 (2.75" x 4.5"): "150 HP Gasoline hoisting engine (#5 or #6). Weight 31 tons."; Image #80 (2.75" x 4.5"): "100 HP Gasoline hoisting engine (#7). Weight about 26 tons."; Image #81 (2.75" x 4.5"): "Progress 2-1-29."; Image #82 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-7-29. West cantilever completed to L12. Traveler at L10. Town Creek."
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vol1_p030
vol1_p030 Image #83 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-7-29. Material Tower erecting Span Traveler B. Viaduct traveler erecting Span 5D - Drum Island Viaduct."; Image #84 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-7-29. Falsework footings Nos. 4 and 5, east anchor arm - Town Creek."; Image #85 (4.5" x 2.75"): "2-7-29. Steel material Tower F067 & F0187. 40 ft. square x 130 ft. high to boom heels. Two 70 ft. boom (30 ton capacity). On dock opposite Pier 4"
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vol1_p022
vol1_p022 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "1-28-29. West Anchor arm of the Town Creek Span and east end of the Charleston Approach Viaduct. Anchor arm is 256 ft. long (8 panels at 32 ft.). Stair tower at left."; Image #66 (4.5" x 2.75"): "1-30-29. Main bearing shoe, Pier 2, Town Creek Span. 5' 0" x 5' 9" = 28.75 [square feet]. Des. Load = 1,813,000# = 438 # [per square inch]. Erec. Load = 1,089,000# max. (suspended span cantilevered to center). Lower shoe 3' 4" high."
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vol2_p071
vol2_p071 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "1050' Cooper River Span - July 2, 1929. Suspended span swung as a simple span and jacking chords at U17 removed for replacement by dummy chords."
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vol2_p006
vol2_p006 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Airplane view of the Cooper River Bridge - looking east. May 9, 1929. West approach, in foreground, completely paved. Town Creek in foreground, then Drum Island, Cooper River, and Mt. Pleasant. Charleston in lower right."
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vol2_p093
vol2_p093 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "From the Francis Marion Hotel, overlooking the old Citadel Square. Photo by Melchers."