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Photographic Record of the Cooper River Bridge

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101.
vol2_p054
vol2_p054 Image #457 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-19-29. Eye-bar hangers U17 L17 at end of cantilever arm, supporting the suspended span."; Image #458 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-19-29. Jacking diaphragm for 500 ton hydraulic jack in dummy chord U17 U18. Pin carryin [sic] eye-bar hangers is just beyond."; Image #459 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-19-29. 500-Ton hydraulic jack in place and connected with pump. Saddle casting (foreground) bears on 10" [diameter] jacking pin shown in 456. Drake - Varga."
102.
vol2_p055
vol2_p055 Image #460 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-19-29."; Image #461 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-20-29."; Image #462 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-20-29."; "Three views of the west cantilever arm and west half of suspended span."
103.
vol2_p014
vol2_p014 Image #330 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-18-29. Progress"; Image #331 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-18-29. West anchor arm. Note stair tower and office on bottom chord of deck span - at Pier 7."; Image #332 (4.5" x 2.75"): "5-18-29. Deck of bridge from end of east anchor arm. Traveler at L6."
104.
vol2_p058
vol2_p058 Image #471 (2.75" x 4.5"): "Progress. Ready to place the last 87 1/6" bottom chord section."; Image #472 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-21-29. Ready for the last or closing bottom chord sections."; Image #473 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-21-29. From below. West cantilever, below. East cantilever, above."
105.
vol2_p059
vol2_p059 Image #474 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-21-29. Erecting the last bottom chord section L19' L21', north truss, east half of suspended span."; Image #475 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-21-29. Connecting the closing bottom chord at L21'."; Image #476 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-21-29. Closing B.C. joint L21'. Note 6" [diameter] pin and slotted hole with 7" movement for adjustment, temperature, etc."
106.
vol1_p002
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."
107.
vol2_p062
vol2_p062 Image #481 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-22-29. Stairs from L16 to U17, east side only."; Image #482 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-22-29. Closing chord L19 L21 east with pin driven at L21. Note how chord is arched and still not connected to hanger at L20. (Gap = 6")."; Image #483 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-24-29. Same as above, after jacking near side down 6 1/8" and far side up 11 13/16", making total vertical movement at pin of 17 15/16". Note hanger being connected - chord is now straight."
108.
vol2_p063
vol2_p063 Image #484 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-25-29. Progress. Last verticals, U21 L21, east, have been erected. (Looking north)."; Image #485 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-27-29. (Looking south). Showing complete suspended span (note portal bracing b'tn. end posts) cantilevered from ends of cantilever arms (which also have portal bracing between last diagonals L16 U17)."; Image #486 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-27-29. Progress. All truss members in place."
109.
vol2_p064
vol2_p064 Image #487 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-27-29. From U10 east (over Pier9) looking over top chord, just before erecting the closing top chords at middle of suspended span."; Image #490 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-27-29. Hydraulic hand pumps set up at U17."; Image #491 (2.75" x 4.5"): "Erecting the first closing top chord U20' U22. U20 at right. U22, at left, = CL [center line] 1050ft. span."
110.
vol2_p065
vol2_p065 Image #488 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-27-29. Bottom chord jacking device at L17. 500-Ton hydraulic jack in place in end of cantilever arm bottom chord. Note eye-bar hangers supporting end of suspended span thru 10" [diameter] pin."; Image #492 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-27-29. Entering closing top chord at U22. Note gap in truss at left for closing member."; Image #493 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-27-29. Same as 492."
111.
vol2_p068
vol2_p068 Image #497 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-28-29. From near base of Pier 9 looking west toward Pier 8, 1050 ft. distant. Of the 24 truss panels b't'n. these piers, (L10 to L22 to L10), 19 are visible in this picture. Note panel L22 L21 with stringers lying flat and bracing not connected."; Image #498 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-28-29. Removing steel falsework with snatched lines run from steam hoist on lighter to bottom chord of truss."; Image #499 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-28-29. Deck of bridge from Pier 8 (L10) - looking east."
112.
vol2_p070
vol2_p070 Image #506 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-30-29. From top of Pier 9, looking west toward Pier 8, 1050 ft. distant. 24 Panels at 43'-9" - count 'em!"; Image #507 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-30-29. The suspended span with travelers under the portal bracing, preparing to remove the jacking chords."; Image #508 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-30-29. Looking west from south side of span, between piers 10 and 11."
113.
vol2_p066
vol2_p066 Image #494 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-28-29. Connected."; Image #495 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-28-29. See 451. Jacking stick and 1 1/4" [diameter] steel 'hog-rodding' cables used to straighten L14 U15, at left. No strain from jacking on member at right."; Image #496 (4.5" x 2.75"): "6-28-29. Another view of L14 U15 with jacking device attached. Note 1 1/2" [diameter] steamboat ratchet (lower left) to take slack out of hog-rod cables before jacking."
114.
vol1_p032
vol1_p032 Image #87 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-7-29. Top chords U12 U13 showing joint at U13 and temporary jacking links. Note eye bar hangers."; Image #88 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-13-29. Bottom chord joint L13 - Town Creek. End joint of suspended span."; Image #89 (4.5" x 2.75"): "2-13-29. Assembly of top chord U12 U13, hanger, U13 L13 and joint L13 at end of suspended span."
115.
vol1_p033
vol1_p033 Image #90 (4.5" x 2.75"): "2-13-29. Erecting assembly shown in #89, completing end of cantilever arm except for dummy bottom chords L12 L13."; Image #91 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-13-29. West side - Town Creek Span. Removing steel falsework bent #1 under anchor arm."; Image #92 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-14-29. Joint and floorbeam at L13 ( = Lo joint of suspended span. See #93)."
116.
vol1_p034
vol1_p034 Image #86 (2.75" x 4.5"): "Detail at boom heel - top of material tower. (See also #67)."; Image #93 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-14-29. End floorbeam of suspended span erected before last (dummy) bottom chord of cantilever arm is in place."; Image #94 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-14-29. Detail at front corner of Span Traveler, showing screw bearing jack and tie-down-rods."
117.
vol1_p036
vol1_p036 Image #95 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-15-29. Looking down Drum Island Viaduct toward Cooper River. Viaduct Traveler C erecting."; Image #98 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-22-29. From the peak of the Town Creek Span (U8), elev. 235 ft. looking west down the Charleston Approach."; Image #99 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-22-29. Looking east from U8, toward Drum Island Traveler at L13, rear boom in foreground. Main boom, boomed out flat, can be seen thru the A-frame."
118.
vol1_p017
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."
119.
vol1_p038
vol1_p038 Image #100 (4.5" x 2.75"): "2-22-29. From U15, on suspended span, looking back at cantilever arm. Traveler is at L13."; Image #101 (4.5" x 2.75"): "2-22-29. View from deck of traveler looking back thru portal and sway bracing of cantilever arm."; Image #102 (4.5" x 2.75"): "2-22-29. View from roof of Traveler A, west cantilever arm, looking east toward Pier 3."
120.
vol1_p040
vol1_p040 Image #106 (4.5" x 2.75"): "2-22-29"; Image #107 (4.5" x 2.75"): "2-22-29"; Caption under images 106 & 107: "350 Ton hydraulic jack inside links shown in #105. Looking towards suspended span (left) and towards cantilever arm (right). 10 " [diameter] Pin against which saddle casting bears passes through slotted holes in inside pair of links and its supported by the outside pair, which is riveted to the end of the cantilever arm. Note bearing shims with notch and hole in top, which carry the load while not actually jacking"; Image #117 (4.5" x 2.75"): "2-24-29. Looking straight up at U13 U14."