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Photographic Record of the Cooper River Bridge

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vol1_p003
vol1_p003 Unnumbered Images (7" x 5"): Caption under both photos: "Span Traveler 'A' erecting on the West Approach."
2.
vol1_p007
vol1_p007 Images #8, 10, 12 (2.75" x 4.5"): Caption under all photos: Dec. 2, 1928. Three views of pneumatic caisson for anchor pier #10, Cooper River Span, which tilted to an angle 29 [degrees] from the vertical. Seven negro 'sand-hogs' trapped and drowned."
3.
vol1_p009
vol1_p009 Image #14 (2.75" x 4.5"): "12-4-28. Progress. Complete to span 9W."; Image #19 (2.75" x 4.5"): "12-13-29. Complete to 5W and erecting bent 3W."; Images #17, 18 (2.75" x 4.5"): "12-8-28. Wreck on West Approach after runaway of 14 ton girder which pushed locomotive down grade ahead of it."
4.
vol1_p040
vol1_p040 Image #106 (4.5" x 2.75"): "2-22-29"; Image #107 (4.5" x 2.75"): "2-22-29"; Caption under images 106 & 107: "350 Ton hydraulic jack inside links shown in #105. Looking towards suspended span (left) and towards cantilever arm (right). 10 " [diameter] Pin against which saddle casting bears passes through slotted holes in inside pair of links and its supported by the outside pair, which is riveted to the end of the cantilever arm. Note bearing shims with notch and hole in top, which carry the load while not actually jacking"; Image #117 (4.5" x 2.75"): "2-24-29. Looking straight up at U13 U14."
5.
vol2_cover
vol2_cover Cooper River Bridge, Vol. 2, 1928 - 1929, Record By E.L. Durkee, Property of Beth Steel Co., Eastern District
6.
vol2_p001
vol2_p001 A Photographic Record of the Construction of the Cooper River Bridge; Charleston, South Carolina - 1928-29; Volume II; Showing the erection of the Cooper River Cantilever Span, 1050 feet center to center of main piers, and being at the time of its completion the fifth longest cantilever, or truss span of any kind in the world. Steel furnished by McClintic-Marshall Co. and erected by the Pottstown Erection Dep't. Small photos by E.L. Durkee. 5" x 7" Photos by James Smyth ("Irish"). Larger photos as noted.
7.
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."
8.
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."
9.
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."
10.
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."
11.
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."
12.
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."
13.
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."
14.
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."
15.
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."
16.
vol2_p100
vol2_p100 Picturing the Bridge. The story of the Cooper river bridge as told in the special editions of the Charleston newspapers was rendered vivid by the wealth of illustrations in those publications, showing progress of the work on the great structure from the beginning to the moment of opening. These pictures will make interesting history and will doubtless be shown in years to come by many of those who participated in the jubilation of yesterday and will be keen to tell of the celebration to the youngsters who will take it all for granted that there is a driveway across the Cooper for their cars. The engineers and builders of the bridge, as, indeed, all of the officers of the corporation which owns and of the contractors who built it, cooperated in every possible way with the newspapers in the making of the special editions complete records of the work and of the occasion celebrated at the opening, and to them The Evening Post expresses its appreciation and thanks. Especially is it under obligations to Mr. E. L. Durkee, engineer of the McClintic-Marshall Company, for putting at its disposal his extensive collection of photographs of the work during the various stages of its progress. The pictures tell the story of the bridge as no verbal description could and there are virtually no significant phases of the work which escaped Mr. Durkee's camera. To have had access to this collection was the good fortune of The Evening Post and of the public to whom it was enabled to present them.
17.
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)."
18.
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."
19.
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."
20.
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."