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Photographic Record of the Cooper River Bridge

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61.
vol2_p062
vol2_p062 Image #481 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-22-29. Stairs from L16 to U17, east side only."; Image #482 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-22-29. Closing chord L19 L21 east with pin driven at L21. Note how chord is arched and still not connected to hanger at L20. (Gap = 6")."; Image #483 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-24-29. Same as above, after jacking near side down 6 1/8" and far side up 11 13/16", making total vertical movement at pin of 17 15/16". Note hanger being connected - chord is now straight."
62.
vol2_p063
vol2_p063 Image #484 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-25-29. Progress. Last verticals, U21 L21, east, have been erected. (Looking north)."; Image #485 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-27-29. (Looking south). Showing complete suspended span (note portal bracing b'tn. end posts) cantilevered from ends of cantilever arms (which also have portal bracing between last diagonals L16 U17)."; Image #486 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-27-29. Progress. All truss members in place."
63.
vol2_p064
vol2_p064 Image #487 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-27-29. From U10 east (over Pier9) looking over top chord, just before erecting the closing top chords at middle of suspended span."; Image #490 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-27-29. Hydraulic hand pumps set up at U17."; Image #491 (2.75" x 4.5"): "Erecting the first closing top chord U20' U22. U20 at right. U22, at left, = CL [center line] 1050ft. span."
64.
vol2_p065
vol2_p065 Image #488 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-27-29. Bottom chord jacking device at L17. 500-Ton hydraulic jack in place in end of cantilever arm bottom chord. Note eye-bar hangers supporting end of suspended span thru 10" [diameter] pin."; Image #492 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-27-29. Entering closing top chord at U22. Note gap in truss at left for closing member."; Image #493 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-27-29. Same as 492."
65.
vol2_p066
vol2_p066 Image #494 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-28-29. Connected."; Image #495 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-28-29. See 451. Jacking stick and 1 1/4" [diameter] steel 'hog-rodding' cables used to straighten L14 U15, at left. No strain from jacking on member at right."; Image #496 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-28-29. Another view of L14 U15 with jacking device attached. Note 1 1/2" [diameter] steamboat ratchet (lower left) to take slack out of hog-rod cables before jacking."
66.
vol2_p067
vol2_p067 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Progress - Cooper River Span, June 28, 1929 at 4:30 P.M. Suspended span ready to be freed from its cantilever condition and swung as a simple truss span, which was done on Sat., June 29, 1929, starting at 8 A.M. and being completed at 3: P.M."
67.
vol2_p068
vol2_p068 Image #497 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-28-29. From near base of Pier 9 looking west toward Pier 8, 1050 ft. distant. Of the 24 truss panels b't'n. these piers, (L10 to L22 to L10), 19 are visible in this picture. Note panel L22 L21 with stringers lying flat and bracing not connected."; Image #498 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-28-29. Removing steel falsework with snatched lines run from steam hoist on lighter to bottom chord of truss."; Image #499 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-28-29. Deck of bridge from Pier 8 (L10) - looking east."
68.
vol2_p069
vol2_p069 Image #500 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-28-29. The cooper River Cantilever as seen from the Drum Island Viaduct, looking east."; Image #501 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-29-29. Omohundro (Oak), D.V. Lewis, Stevenson "Rube" Toms, Drake."; Image #502 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-29-29. Swinging the suspended span. Fitting up bott. chord joints at L21 east."; Image #503 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-29-29. Swinging the suspended span. Connecting and fitting up closing top chord joints at U22."
69.
vol2_p070
vol2_p070 Image #506 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-30-29. From top of Pier 9, looking west toward Pier 8, 1050 ft. distant. 24 Panels at 43'-9" - count 'em!"; Image #507 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-30-29. The suspended span with travelers under the portal bracing, preparing to remove the jacking chords."; Image #508 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-30-29. Looking west from south side of span, between piers 10 and 11."
70.
vol2_p015
vol2_p015 Image #333 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-18-29. Falsework bent 31- L8 - East anchor arm. 16 Plumb piles and 10 battered piles under each col. 40 ft. of water at low tide. Taken at low tide. See also 355."; Image #334 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-18-29. Falsework footing 32 - L6, anchor arm. Similar to bent 31. Max. load 20 1/2 tons per pile (D + L + Trav.)."; Image #335 (4.5" x 2.75"): "5-18-29. Looking west from top of anchor pier 10 showing steel falsework. Pier 9 beyond = 450 ft. Bents at 90 ft. centers. Flswk. cols. plumb and 37'-6" c. to c."
71.
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."
72.
vol2_p072
vol2_p072 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "From the Mt. Pleasant shore, looking toward Charleston, East Approach and Cooper River Span at right. Town Creek Span in the distance. (About July 2, 1929)."
73.
vol2_p073
vol2_p073 Image #510 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-30-29. The completed Cooper River Span. Travelers and falsework not yet removed."; Image #511 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-2-29. Removing the temporary jacking chords at U17."; Image #512 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-1-29. The jacking chords at U17 removed."; Image #513 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-2-29. The suspended span hanging free. Jacking chords at U17 removed."
74.
vol2_p074
vol2_p074 Image #514 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-2-29. The suspended span hanging free and acting as a simple truss span on the end of the cantilevers."; Image #515 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-2-29. The Cooper River Cantilever span with the jacking chords removed from the top chord."; Image #517 (4.5" x 2.75"): "7-4-29. Scene of R.H. McKnight's death on July 3, 1929."
75.
vol2_p075
vol2_p075 Image #518 (4.5" x 2.75"): "7-4-29."; Image #519 (4.5" x 2.75"): "7-4-29."; Image #520 (4.5" x 2.75"): "7-4-29."; "Three views showing conditions at time of R.H. McKnight's death. He was knocked from the top chord of the suspended span and fell to the deck below, July 3, 1929 at 10:45 A.M."
76.
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."
77.
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."
78.
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."
79.
vol2_p016
vol2_p016 Image #336 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-18-29. Office in A.C.L. Yard. See also #1."; Image #337 (2.75" x 4.5"): "Bottom chord joint at L10 - over main piers 8 and 9. Weight 13 tons. 12'-7" long x 12'-4" high (Main gas. pl. 108" x 1" x 12'-7")."; Image #338 (4.5" x 2.75"): "5-21-29. West anchor arm landing on Pier 8."
80.
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!"