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Photographic Record of the Cooper River Bridge

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101.
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."
102.
vol2_p084
vol2_p084 Image #549 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-23-29. 12 x 12 Timber caps and blocking removed from the falsework bents."; Image #550 (4.5" x 2.75"): "7-25-29. Sling used for pulling piles - six parts of 1 1/4" [diameter] wire cable with overhauling ball at lower end. Photo shows sling just placed around pile, before taking any strain."; Image #522 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-25-29. Office force and timekeepers. E. Neufer, E.L.D., W.R. Drake, Roberts, Bacot, D.W. Graham, Frank."
103.
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."
104.
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."
105.
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."
106.
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."
107.
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."
108.
vol2_p021
vol2_p021 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Progress in Cooper River, May 24, 1929 at 5: P.M. Both travelers are tied up for lack of steel. Traveler A (right) held at L8 on account of shop error in joint at L10. Traveler B (left) has moved to L9. Note U.S. Navy destroyers."
109.
vol2_p087
vol2_p087 Image #561 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-8-29. Four-masted Belgian Training ship lying at P.U.C. Dock. Masts 185 ft. high."; Image #562 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-8-29. The opening day. First cars going east, coming from Charleston."; Image #562 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-8-29. Free traffic till 4:00 P.M.! Cars now traveling in both directions."; Image #564 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-9-29. Camera man ready to take movies of the floats parade - 2nd day of bridge opening."
110.
vol2_p099
vol2_p099 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Same view as on preceding page, but further back, showing part of East Approach. Photos by Melcher."
111.
vol2_p088
vol2_p088 Image #565 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-9-29. Floats parade - second day of the opening celebration."; Image #566 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-9-29. P.U.C. float."; Image #567 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-9-29. Floats parade."; Image #568 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-9-29. Floats parade - looking east from the toll house."
112.
vol2_p089
vol2_p089 Image #569 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-12-29. Toll House."; Image #570 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-12-29. Toll House."; Image #571 (2.75" x 4.5"): "E.L.D.'s favorite view again. See also Nos. 174, 364, 444, 467, 494, and 554."; Image #572 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-16-29. Turning a lighter over by sinking it and pulling against the tide with a rolling hitch."
113.
vol2_p090
vol2_p090 Image #573 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-16-29. Bottom side of lighter, showing barnacles and other marine growths."; Image #574 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-20-29. Pile-pulling derrick lighter sunk in 12 to 15 ft. of water at high tide."; Image #575 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-20-29. Sunken derrick lighter. Photo at low tide."; Image #576 (2.75" x 4.5"): "Same as above."
114.
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."
115.
vol2_p093
vol2_p093 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "From the Francis Marion Hotel, overlooking the old Citadel Square. Photo by Melchers."
116.
vol2_p094
vol2_p094 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Taken from the wreck of an old steamer, near the entrance to the Mt. Pleasant ferry slip."
117.
vol2_p095
vol2_p095 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "From the Mt. Pleasant shore, but further back. East Approach and the Cooper River Span on the right. Photo by Melchers."
118.
vol2_p096
vol2_p096 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "The most unique of all bridge pictures, showing North side of Cooper River Span, in the foreground, and the South side of the Town Creek Span, beneath it, in the distance."
119.
vol2_p097
vol2_p097 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Looking northwest to north. Cooper River on right. Photo by Melchers."
120.
vol2_p098
vol2_p098 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "The Cooper River Bridge from the Mt. Pleasant Shore. This photo taken by the Bridge Company for advertising purposes, and published thru the Associated Press. (Taken about July 7, '29.) Photo by Jacobs."