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Photographic Record of the Cooper River Bridge

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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.
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vol1_p001
vol1_p001 A Photographic Record of the Construction of the Cooper River Bridge; Charleston, South Carolina - 1928-29; Volume I; Showing the erection of the West or Charleston approach, the Town Creek Cantilever Span, the Drum Island Viaduct, and the Deck Truss Spans in the Cooper River. Steel for viaducts furnished by the Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. Steel for truss spans furnished by McClintic-Marshall Co. All steel erected by McClintic-Marshall Co., Pottstown Erection Dep't. Small photos by E.L. Durkee. 5" x 7" Photos by James Smyth ("Irish").
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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_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."
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vol1_p016
vol1_p016 Image #38 (4.5" x 2.75"): "1-10-29."; Image #42 (4.5" x 2.75"): "1-13-29"; Caption under photos 38 & 42: "Timber Stair Tower, 12' x 16' in plan, and 110 ft. high. Eleven flights of stairs, each 10 ft. rise, of 12 steps each. Set up at bent 3W and braced to same at the 3rd points."; Image #43 (4.5" x 2.75"): "1-13-29"; Looking east toward Town Creek from Stair Tower. Material tower at Pier 4, on west bank of Drum Island, in the distance."
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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."
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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."
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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."
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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."
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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."
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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."
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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)."
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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."
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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."
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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."
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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."
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vol2_p027
vol2_p027 Image #374 (4.5" x 2.75"): "5-29-29. Top chord joint at U10 - Span 7. Navy destroyers below. Elev. of peak approx. 280 ft. above low water. (S.R. Graham)."; Image #375 (4.5" x 2.75"): "5-29-29. Detail of main boom, hooked onto chord U8 U10."; Image #376 (4.5" x 2.75"): "5-29-29. Erecting U 8 U10. Span 9. (See 373)."
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vol2_p011
vol2_p011 Image #320 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-17-29. Setting timber forms for concrete deck, East Approach."; Image #321 (4.5" x 2.75"); "5-17-29. Bowed plates in expansion joint at 9E on the East Approach. Taken to illustrate shop error. report made to V.B. & Iron Co."; Image #322 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-17-29. Progress in Cooper River."
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vol2_p028
vol2_p028 Image #377 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-29-29. West side. First truss members erected in cantilever arm."; Image #378 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-29-29. East anchor arm complete. Traveler at L9."; Image #379 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-31-29. Traveler at L9 erecting peak strut at U10. Then moves back 15 ft. to allow boom to "duck" under strut and move forward.. Not drift."; Image #380 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-31-29. Peak strut at U10 east side, as shown in 379."
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vol2_p029
vol2_p029 Image #382 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-31-29. Erecting peak strut at U10 west side, by hauling it around in the back of the boom. Traveler at L10."; Image #383 (4.5" x 2.75"): "5-31-29. Final position of 382. Erecting strut in this manner took about 2 hours as compared with 10 minutes for method shown in 379."; Image #384 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-31-29. Looking west from U10 on east side."