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Photographic Record of the Cooper River Bridge

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vol1_cover Cooper River Bridge, Vol. 1, 1928 - 1929, Record By E.L. Durkee, Property of Beth Steel Co., Eastern District
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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_p002 Image #1 (2.75" x 4.5"): "11-9-28. Building office in the Atlantic Coast Line R.R. Yard."; Image #2 (2.75" x 4.5"): "11-9-28. Erecting Span Traveler 'A' at and of West Approach, using 30 ton stiffleg derrick."; Image #3 (2.75" x 4.5"): "11-9-28. Raising boom for Span Traveler. Length of boom 100ft., & weight, 11 tons."
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vol1_p003 Unnumbered Images (7" x 5"): Caption under both photos: "Span Traveler 'A' erecting on the West Approach."
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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."
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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."
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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."
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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_p008 Image #13 (4.5" x 2.75"): "12-3-28. Span 10 W completed and erecting bent 8 W."; Image #15 (4.5" x 2.75"): "Charleston Viaduct completed to span 10 W. Looking west. 12-3-28."; Image #16 (4.5" x 2.75"): "12-3-28 Driving piles for false work footings under the west anchor arm of the Town Creek Span. Anchor Pier #1 in foreground. Main Pier #2 in background, elev. 134 ft."
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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."
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vol1_p010 Image #20 (2.75" x 4.5"): "12-13-28. Erecting bent 3W."; Image #21 (4.5" x 2.75"): "12-13-28. Erecting bent 3W."; Image #23 (2.75" x4.5"): "12-13-28. ACL Storage Yard."
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vol1_p011 Image #22 (2.75" x 4.5"): "12-13-28. Driving Piles for dock at anchor pier #4."; Image #24 (2.75" x 4.5"): "12-23-28. Charleston Approach completed. Looking east toward Town Creek Span."; Image #25 (4.5" x 2.75"): "1-1-29. Assembling steel falsework bents preparatory to erection of the west anchor arm - Town Creek Span. Pier 2 at right."
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vol1_p012 Image #26 (2.75" x 4.5"): " 1-3-29. Erecting first bottom chord section, L0L2, west anchor arm."; Image #27 (4.5" x 2.75"): "1-3-29. Steel falsework bent under L2, west anchor arm. connecting first bottom chord."; Image # 28 (2.75" x 4.5"): "1-2-29. Faslework footing #2 under panel point L4 - west anchor arm.
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vol1_p013 Image #29 (4.5" x 2.75"): "1-1-29."; Image #30 (4.5" x 2.75"): "1-3-29." ; Image #31 (4.5" x 2.75"): "1-3-29." Caption under all pictures: "Erecting steel material tower on deck at Pier 4, Town Creek Span, with an 80 ft. boom used first as a gin pole and then as a 'basket boom.' See 32 and 33 for detail of basket support."
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vol1_p014 Image #32 (2.75" x 4.5"): "1-1-29. Base of boom in Chicago heel and 'basket', used as gin pole on dock at Pier 4."; Image #33 (2.75" x 4.5"): "1-3-29. Base of "basket boom', showing details of support."; Image #36 (4.5" x 2.75"): "1-6-29. West Approach from America St. looking east, before street was paved. (See 271.)"
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vol1_p015 Image #37 (2.75" x 4.5"): "1-10-29. West Approach, looking west. From top of traveler on west anchor arm of Town Creek Span."; Image #41 (2.75" x 4.5"): "1-10-29. Joint L2, Town Creek Span. Note front bearing of traveler. Tie down rods have been removed and cable used at this particular point only."; Image #40 (2.75" x 4.5"): "1-10-29. Erecting bottom chord L2L4."
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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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vol1_p017 Image #44 (4.5" x 2.75"): "1-13-29. Span Traveler A entering the west anchor arm, Town Creek Span. Blocking up to change from gauge of 19' 6", as used on viaduct, to 18' 0", the gauge of truss span stringers. Trusses 24' 0" c. to c."; Image #45 (4.5" x 2.75"): "1-13-29. Front view of #44."; Image #46 (4.5" x 2.75"): "1-13-29. Looking east across Town Creek at Piers 2 & 3. Material tower 130 ft. high is opposite Pier 4. Piers 5, 6, 7 and 8, in Cooper River, in the distance."
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vol1_p018 Image #49 (2.75" x 4.5"): "1-18-29. West anchor arm, Town Creek Span. Bottom chord erected to L6."; Image #50 (2.75" x 4.5"): "1-18-29. Erecting top chord U3U5."; Image #51 (4.5" x 2.75"): "1-18-29. Material Tower has erected Anchor Bent on Pier 4 (left), and Bent 1 D of Drum Island Approach (right) with temporary tower bracing b't'n. viaduct traveler trusses, assembled, on lighter at left. (See 57)"
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vol1_p019 Image #52 (4.5" x 2.75"): "1-20-29. From L6, west anchor arm, looking east. Erecting viaduct traveler showing over Pier 3."; Image #53 (4.5" x 2.75"): "1-20-29. Traveler A on the Town Creek Span - rear view."; Image #57 (4.5" x 2.75"): "1-20-29. Erecting viaduct traveler on span 1D."