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C.B.I. Trestle Bridge

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Title C.B.I. Trestle Bridge
Description The Bethlehem Steel Co. laid the first closure beam of the C.B.I. trestle on Sept. 09, 1938, the juncture being over mid-river at block 50. The longest beams in this trestle were 97 feet long, 100 inches high, and weighed 38 tons. Upon dismantling the portion of the C.B.I. trestle remaining exposed at the completion of the dam, about 1000 tons of the structural steel went into the Todd-California Shipbuilding ways, some went into the Oregon Shipbuilding plant at Portland, Oregon, and also... Cranes laying the last steel beams on the construction trestle that provided structural support and integrated the cellular concrete pours into the monolithic Grand Coulee dam.
Relation Part of Western Waters Digital Library:; Photographer Unknown
Creator Clifford R. Koester
Subject Rivets and riveting--Trestles--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Trestle construction--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Trestles--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Diversion weirs--Columbia River; Whirley crane--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam Trestles
Type Photograph
Coverage United States--Washington (State)--Grant County--Grand Coulee Dam site, Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)
Identifier 709b1v3p223.jpg,1198
Date 9/9/1938 2008
Publisher Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries:
Source A History of the Columbia Basin Project (Vol. 3, Page 223)-Cage 709: Clifford R. Koester Papers, 1927-1972:
Rights To order a reproduction please see: , 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

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