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THE LAST BUILDING AT PACKERTON YARDSCONSTRUCTION-3
This section continues with the construction of the framework of the Packerton building:
Steel arches used for the ceilings were made to hold fire
brick between them.The fire bricks were placed between the arches
in rows which became the fire proof ceilings used throughout the structure.
The steel arches were
placed between six inch “I” beams spaced approximately 72” apart.
This view shows the six inch “I” beams across the main
eighteen-inch structural support beams. These six inch beams are spaced
approximately seventy-two inches apart.
The structure shown is at the south end
of the building connecting to the beam that is imbedded into the south wall.
The beam connecting flanges are shown in red.
This view shows how the six inch and eighteen-inch
width beams are connected by flanges riveted to the vertical columns.