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Dismantling Low Suspension Bridge

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Title Dismantling Low Suspension Bridge
Description In some ways the dismantling of the suspension bridge was a greater problem than its erection. In this scene the upper section of the center tower has just been toppled to the ground for removal. The island of piling cells upon which the center tower stood remained a difficult problem. Most of it was removed by CBI in 1938 on E.W.O. #5, but still more of it had to be removed by the U.S.B.R. during channel dredging operations in 1945-1946 Riggers began to dismantle the bridge on March 15, 1938 and CBI officially took contract to dismantle bridge on March 22, 1938. Though awarded a contract for $10,000 to dismantle the bridge, it cost nearly double that before the bridge was completely removed.
Relation Part of Western Waters Digital Library: http://harvester.lib.utah.edu/wwdl/; Photographer Unknown
Creator Clifford R. Koester
Subject Suspension Bridge--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Construction and demolition debris--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam Diversion Weirs; Suspension Bridges
Type Photograph
Coverage United States--Washington (State)--Grant County--Grand Coulee Dam site, Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)
Identifier 709b1v2p147.jpg http://kaga.wsulibs.wsu.edu/u?/koester,1009
Publisher Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries: http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/masc.htm
Source A History of the Columbia Basin Project (Vol. 2, Page 147)-Cage 709: Clifford R. Koester Papers, 1927-1972: http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/finders/cg709.htm
Rights To order a reproduction please see: http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/policies.htm , or contact Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections: (509) 335-6691. For permission to publish please contact Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections: (509) 335-6691.
Format Original photographic prints were scanned at 24 bit 3000 pixels by the long side for master TIFF files on an Plustek OpticBook 3600 Plus. Also, 24 bit 150 PPI JPEGs were created with the OpticBook 3600 Plus and added to the CONTENTdm database at the WSU Libraries
Language English
Date 2008

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