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Photographic Record of the Cooper River Bridge

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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.
vol1_p028
vol1_p028 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Progress - Town Creek Span & Drum Island Viaduct. Feb. 1, 1929 at 4:30 P.M."
6.
vol1_p031
vol1_p031 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Progress. Feb. 8, 1929 at 4:30 P.M."
7.
vol1_p035
vol1_p035 Unnumbered Image (5" x7"): "Progress, Feb. 15, 1929 at 4:30 P.M."
8.
vol1_p037
vol1_p037 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Progress Feb. 22, 1929 at 4:30 P.M."
9.
vol1_p046
vol1_p046 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Progress March , 1929 at 4:30 P.M. Town Creek Span and Drum Island Viaduct."
10.
vol1_p052
vol1_p052 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): Progress March 8, 1929 at 4:30 P.M. West (left) half of Town Creek Span completed and traveler being dismantled. Viaduct traveler erecting span 17D. East cantilever arm complete."
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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."
12.
vol1_p058
vol1_p058 Unnumbered image (5" x 7"): Progress March 15, 1929 at 4:30 P.M. Town Creek Span - Drum Island Viaduct."
13.
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)."
14.
vol1_p064
vol1_p064 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Progress at 4 P.M., March 22, 1929. Town Creek Span - Drum Island Viaduct."
15.
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."
16.
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."
17.
vol1_p070
vol1_p070 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Progress, March 29, 1929 at 4:30 P.M. Town Creek Span complete except riveting and travelers removed."
18.
vol1_p072
vol1_p072 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Progress in Cooper River, March 29, 1929 at 4:30 P.M. Drum Island Viaduct (left) just completed. Span Traveler A (right) re-erected. Drum Island Viaduct / Pier 5 / 270' Deck Span / Pier 6 / 270' Deck Span / Pier 7 / 450' Anchor Arm / Pier 8 / 1050' Main Span (Cantilevers & Suspended Span) / Pier 9 / 450' Anchor Arm / Pier 10 / 270' / Pier 11 / 270' / Pier 12 / 270' / Pier 13 / East Approach Viaduct."
19.
vol1_p075
vol1_p075 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Progress, April 5, 1929 at 4:30 P.M."
20.
vol1_p084
vol1_p084 Unnumbered Image (5" x 7"): "Progress, April 12, 1929 at 4:30 P.M."