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Photographic Record of the Cooper River Bridge

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1.
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."
2.
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."
3.
vol1_p006
vol1_p006 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Unloading girders from R.R. cars and loading onto trucks on top of viaduct, to be pushed out to traveler by an 8 ton gasoline locomotive (extreme left.) Max-load handled = 97 ft. girder weighing 16 tons up 6% grade. Stiffleg derrick S.O. H383 - Capacity 30 tons. 70 ft. boom."; Image #6 (4.5" x 2.75"): "11-15-28. Rear view of Span Traveler on West Appr. 8 ton Vulcan gasoline locomotive in foreground."
4.
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."
5.
vol2_p002
vol2_p002 Image #289 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-3-29. Erecting first bent of falsework at L2, East anchor arm."; Image #290 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-3-29. Erecting first bottom chord of west anchor arm, Span 7, at Pier 7. Town Creek span in distance."; Image #292 (2.75" x 4.5"): "Same as 290."
6.
vol2_p003
vol2_p003 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Progress in Cooper River, May 3, 1929 at 4:30 P.M. East Approach (right) complete except two spans."
7.
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."
8.
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."
9.
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."
10.
vol2_p007
vol2_p007 Image #302 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-9-29. Traveler B at L2, ready to move out to L3. East anchor arm."; Image #304 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-9-29. Field office on bottom chord of deck span 10 - at anchor pier 10."; Image #305 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-9-29. Looking west from traveler B toward traveler A. Town Creek span at left."; Image # 307 (2.75" x 4.5"): " 5-9-29. Erecting falsework bent at L6 - west anchor arm."
11.
vol2_p008
vol2_p008 Image #308 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-9-29. Progress at noon."; Image #309 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-9-29. Falsework bent #29, L6 - west anchor arm. Low tide, 25 ft. of water. 16 plumb piles & 8 batter piles under each column. Max. load = 20 1/2 tons per pile."; Image #310 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-10-29. Traveler A, east side, at L4."; Image #311 (2.75" x 4.5"): " 5-10-29. Looking west from traveler on Cooper River Span, west anchor arm."
12.
vol2_p009
vol2_p009 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Progress in Cooper River, May 10, 1929, at 4:30 P.M. East viaduct (right) has been completed and viaduct traveler removed."
13.
vol2_p010
vol2_p010 Image #312 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-16-29. Progress in Cooper River."; Image #313 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-16-29. West anchor arm - Span 7."; Image #314 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-16-29. Looking east from traveler B on west anchor arm. Pier B in foreground, Elev. 132.0'."; Image #319 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-16-29. Looking down on Span Traveler."
14.
vol2_p022
vol2_p022 Image #354 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-26-29. Deck spans 10, 11, and 12 - from stair tower at Pier 10. Trusses are 40 ft. deep."; Image #355 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-26-29. Looking down from deck of bridge at falsework footing #31, under L8. Span 9. (See 333)."; Image #356 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-26-29. Same as 355."; Image # 5-26-29. Falsework footing #32, under L6, Span 9. (See also 334)."
15.
vol2_p023
vol2_p023 Image #360 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-28-29. rolling top chord U8 U10 - 100 ft. long Wt. 36 tons."; Image #361 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-28-29. U8 U10 being rolled right side up for erection. Note special rolling slings & sheaves."; Image #362 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-28-29. Loading U8 U10 on truck to be run out and loaded on lighter."; Image #363 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-28-29. Loading U8 U10 on lighter."
16.
vol2_p024
vol2_p024 Image #364 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-28-29. East anchor arm (left) - Town Creek Span in distance and west anchor arm (right)."; Image #365 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-29-29. Town Creek Span & west anchor arm of Cooper River Span with U8 U10 just erected."; Image #366 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-29-29. Erecting top chord U8 U10. Span 9. (Patterson)."; Image #367 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-29-29. Erecting U8 U10. Span 9."
17.
vol2_p025
vol2_p025 Image #368 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-28-29. Erecting U8 U10. Span 9."; Image #369 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-29-29. Top chord U8 U10 in place. Span 7."; Image #370 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-29-29. fitting up joint at U8. Span 7."; Image #371 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-29-29. Hitch plates and connection to U8 U10 for erection. Span 7."
18.
vol2_p026
vol2_p026 Image #372 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-29-29. Looking down from U10, over Pier 8. Elev. = 280 ft. above water. Note lighter with steel."; Image #373 (4.5" x 2.75"): "5-29-29. Top chord U8 U10 just entered into joint at U8 and ready to be pulled in and connected. Span 9."
19.
vol2_p027
vol2_p027 Image #374 (4.5" x 2.75"): "5-29-29. Top chord joint at U10 - Span 7. Navy destroyers below. Elev. of peak approx. 280 ft. above low water. (S.R. Graham)."; Image #375 (4.5" x 2.75"): "5-29-29. Detail of main boom, hooked onto chord U8 U10."; Image #376 (4.5" x 2.75"): "5-29-29. Erecting U 8 U10. Span 9. (See 373)."
20.
vol2_p011
vol2_p011 Image #320 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-17-29. Setting timber forms for concrete deck, East Approach."; Image #321 (4.5" x 2.75"); "5-17-29. Bowed plates in expansion joint at 9E on the East Approach. Taken to illustrate shop error. report made to V.B. & Iron Co."; Image #322 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-17-29. Progress in Cooper River."