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Photographic Record of the Cooper River Bridge

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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!"
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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."
3.
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.
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vol2_p061
vol2_p061 Image #477 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-21-29. U22 L22 = CL [center line] of span. Closing bottom chord, north truss, in place."; Image #478 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-21-29. Progress."; Image #479 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-22-29. Driving pin in L21 - East (See 476). This pin was later removed so that no shear could be transferred between the two cantilevers."; Image #480 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-22-29. Both closing bottom chords in place, and pins driven, but not yet connected to hangers. See 482."
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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."
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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_p003
vol1_p003 Unnumbered Images (7" x 5"): Caption under both photos: "Span Traveler 'A' erecting on the West Approach."
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vol1_p030
vol1_p030 Image #83 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-7-29. Material Tower erecting Span Traveler B. Viaduct traveler erecting Span 5D - Drum Island Viaduct."; Image #84 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-7-29. Falsework footings Nos. 4 and 5, east anchor arm - Town Creek."; Image #85 (4.5" x 2.75"): "2-7-29. Steel material Tower F067 & F0187. 40 ft. square x 130 ft. high to boom heels. Two 70 ft. boom (30 ton capacity). On dock opposite Pier 4"
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vol1_p021
vol1_p021 Image #59 (4.5" x 2.75"): "1-20-29. Temporary tower bracing between anchor bent on Pier 4 (left) and bent 1D of Drum Island Viaduct (right). Note the different batter of the two bents, also the diagonal cable bracing, with turnbuckles (Frank Stengel)."; Image #56 (2.75" x 4.5"): "1-20-29. 100 HP Gasoline Hoist #7. Used on viaduct traveler."; Image #60 (2.75" x 4.5"): "1-20-29. Setting shoes on Pier 2."
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vol1_p083
vol1_p083 Image #235 (4.5" x 2.75"): "4-7-29. Material Tower with two 50 ton stiffleg derricks on top, erected to a height of 3 panels (ab't 95 ft.) On dock at Pier 13."; Image #238 (4.5" x 2.75"): "4-9-29. Main boom of Span Traveler 'B' being raised by gin pole after A-frame has been tripped into position."; Image #239 (4.5" x 2.75"): "4-9-29. From deck of Viaduct Traveler 'C', erecting Span Traveler 'B'."
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vol1_p091
vol1_p091 Image #258 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-23-29. Driving piles and framing."; Image #260 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-23-29. Falsework footing #16, under deck span #10. Two (2) plumb piles and six (6) battered piles under each col."; Image #259 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-23-29. Timber falsework footings under Span 10. Av. depth of water = 25' at low tide."; Image #261 (2.75" x 4.5"): "4-24-29. typical detail of steel falsework col. on ton of 2-200 ton wedge jacks. Deck spans."
12.
vol2_p040
vol2_p040 Image #414 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-10-29. Balance beam with special bent hitch plates used for short hitch on high lifts wher [sic] drift is small."; Image #415 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-11-29. Front view of double-deck span traveler A at L12 on east cantilever arm."
13.
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."
14.
vol2_p026
vol2_p026 Image #372 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-29-29. Looking down from U10, over Pier 8. Elev. = 280 ft. above water. Note lighter with steel."; Image #373 (4.5" x 2.75"): "5-29-29. Top chord U8 U10 just entered into joint at U8 and ready to be pulled in and connected. Span 9."