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Photographic Record of the Cooper River Bridge

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vol2_p080
vol2_p080 Image #534 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-13-29. Method of pouring concrete deck. Track elevated on timber horses which are removed after concrete is poured."; Image #535 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-13-29. Riveting steel deck beams - just ahead of the formwork carpenters."; Image #536 (4.5" x 2.75"): "7-13-29. J.H. Reynolds. W.E. Reynolds. Winston."
82.
vol2_p081
vol2_p081 Image #539 (4.5" x 2.75"): "7-15-29. Lowering 100 ft. main boom from the last span traveler. Weight about 11 tons."; Image #540 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-16-29. Paramount sound-picture truck on a lighter, preparing to take sound-movies of the bridge."; Image #541 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-16-29. Same as above. Note the microphone."
83.
vol2_p082
vol2_p082 Image #542 (4.5" x 2.75"): "7-17-29. Pouring the next to the last section of the concrete deck. Only 3 more panels to go - about 131 ft. Last section of concrete deck poured July 20, 1929, and last section of curb on July21."; Image #543 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-21-29. C.E. Hillyers' concrete plant at the end of the West Approach. Concrete hauled 6700 ft. to center of Cooper River."; Image #544 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-21-29. Reinforcing bar bending machine."
84.
vol2_p017
vol2_p017 Image #339 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-21-29. West anchor arm ready to erect last panel 8-10, and land on main pier 8."; Image #340 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-22-29. East anchor arm erecting last panel 8-10, to land on main pier 9."; Image #341 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-22-29. Setting shoe in Pier 8. wt. of lower shoe = 10 tons. Base 7'-3 x 8'-6 = 61.6 [square feet]"; Image #342 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-22-29. Setting main shoes on Pier 8."
85.
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."
86.
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."
87.
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."
88.
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."
89.
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."
90.
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."
91.
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."
92.
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."
93.
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."
94.
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."
95.
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."
96.
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."
97.
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."
98.
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."
99.
vol2_p092
vol2_p092
100.
vol2_p093
vol2_p093 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "From the Francis Marion Hotel, overlooking the old Citadel Square. Photo by Melchers."