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Photographic Record of the Cooper River Bridge

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vol1_p055
vol1_p055 Image #153 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-13-29. One more panel to be erected."; Image #154 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-13-29. Ready to erect the first closing bottom chord."; Image #155 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-13-29. Erecting the closing bottom chord - south truss - Town Creek Span."; Image #158 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-13-29. Erecting the closing bottom chord - north truss - Town Creek Span."
2.
vol1_p059
vol1_p059 Image #166 (4.5" x 2.75"): "3-15-29. Hydraulic hand pump on top chord at U13, Town Creek Span. Capacity 8000 lbs. Per sq. in. 'Swede' Nelson and V.I. Varga."; Image #168 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-15-29. Town Creek Span and Drum Island Viaduct from Cooper River. Viaduct is nearly at bottom of grade."; Image #169 (2.75" x 4.5"): "3-15-29. Material tower on dock at Pier 13. One boom erected and rigged. (50 ft. boom, on right)."
3.
vol1_p067
vol1_p067 Image #187 (4.5" x 2.75"): "3-22-29. Looking straight down on engine being lowered. One set of falls, 8 parts, with lead line snatched so lead off of drum is horizontal."; Image #188 (4.5" x 2.75"): " 3-28-29. Lowering the second 150 HP gas. hoisting engine from Town Creek Span. ridden down by Dougherty (Eng'm'n.), Omohundro, Leatherman, and two bridgemen. Note two sets of 5-part falls and lead lines straight up off of the drums. (See 195 & 196)"; Image #189 (4.5" x 2.75"): "3-27-29. Span Traveler A, with double deck, erected on top of deck span #12, at Pier 13."
4.
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.
5.
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."
6.
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."
7.
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."
8.
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."
9.
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."
10.
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."
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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."
12.
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."
13.
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."
14.
vol2_p093
vol2_p093 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "From the Francis Marion Hotel, overlooking the old Citadel Square. Photo by Melchers."
15.
vol2_p095
vol2_p095 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "From the Mt. Pleasant shore, but further back. East Approach and the Cooper River Span on the right. Photo by Melchers."
16.
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)."
17.
vol2_p097
vol2_p097 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Looking northwest to north. Cooper River on right. Photo by Melchers."
18.
vol1_p066
vol1_p066 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Lowering 33 ton, 150 HP Gasoline hoisting engine, under its own power. Town Creek Span. Ridden down by W.E. Omohundro, Sup't., W.S. Patterson, Pusher, and John Shelton, Engineman."
19.
vol2_p060
vol2_p060 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Progress - Cooper River Span, June 21, 1929 at 4:30 P.M. First closing bottom chord in place."
20.
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."