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Photographic Record of the Cooper River Bridge

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21.
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."
22.
vol2_p029
vol2_p029 Image #382 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-31-29. Erecting peak strut at U10 west side, by hauling it around in the back of the boom. Traveler at L10."; Image #383 (4.5" x 2.75"): "5-31-29. Final position of 382. Erecting strut in this manner took about 2 hours as compared with 10 minutes for method shown in 379."; Image #384 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-31-29. Looking west from U10 on east side."
23.
vol2_p030
vol2_p030 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7'): "Progress in Cooper River, May 31, 1929 at 4:30 P.M. Lost 3 days since May 24 on account of lack of steel."
24.
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."
25.
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."
26.
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."
27.
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."
28.
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.
29.
vol2_p036
vol2_p036 Image #397 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-6-29. Main boom - span Traveler. 100 ft. long c. to c. pins. Taken from near heel looking up towards tip at U12."; Image #403 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-6-29. Setting reinforcing steel - east approach."; Image #404 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-6-29. 4 Ton Gas. Locomotive & dump cars for pouring concrete deck, east approach & causeway."
30.
vol2_p037
vol2_p037 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Progress on Cooper River Span, June 7, 1929 at 4:30 P.M."
31.
vol2_p038
vol2_p038 Image #405 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-7-29. Erecting stringers - east cantilever."; Image #406 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-8-29. Crane 19. 40 Ton capacity. Working weight about 100 tons."; Image #407 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-8-29. Dummies made up to throw off of top of span as practice drill for life savers."; Image #409 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-8-29. Town Creek Span with advertising sign 13' x 30' in place at center."
32.
vol2_p012
vol2_p012 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Progress - Cooper River Span, May 17, 1929 at 4:30 P.M."
33.
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."
34.
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."
35.
vol2_p041
vol2_p041 Image #416 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-11-29. East cantilever arm, from the west side. Trusses erected to L14 and traveler standing at L12."; Image #417 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-11-29. East cantilever arm from below. Trusses are erected to L14."; Image #418 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-11-29. View of East cantilever arm, completed to L14."
36.
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."
37.
vol2_p043
vol2_p043 Image #422 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-11-29. Traveler B (left) at L15 & truss to L16. Traveler A (east side) at L12 and truss to L14."; Image #423 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-12-29. West cantilever arm complete except floor L16 to L17. Eye-bar hangers U17 L17 being erected."; Image #424 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-12-29. Assembling eye-bars U17 L17 to joint L17 (See 420)."; Image #425 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-12-29. Driving 10" pin at U17 with 500lb. overhauling ball - west cantilever arm."
38.
vol2_p044
vol2_p044 Image #426 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-12-29. West cantilever arm complete to L16 U17 and hangers U17 L17 for support of suspended span erected, together with joint L17."; Image #427 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-12-29. Joint U17 with dummy extension carrying 10" pin hole for jacking pin, etc., for controlling cantilever erection of the suspended span. (Geo. Schnell)."; Image #428 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-12-29. Portal at entrance to the west anchor arm. Deck truss span 6 in foreground."
39.
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."
40.
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."