Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The New Bridge in Charleston














The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge,
also known as the
Cooper River Bridge,

is a
cable-stayed bridge over the Cooper River in South Carolina, connecting downtown Charleston to Mount Pleasant. The eight lane bridge satisfied the capacity of U.S. Highway 17 when it opened in 2005 to replace two obsolete cantilever truss bridges. The bridge has a main span of 1,546 feet (471 m), the longest among cable-stayed bridges in the Western Hemisphere. It was built using the design-build method and was designed by Parsons Brinckerhoff.



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8 comments:

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

WOW... what a bridge! Great pictures... looks wonderful against that beautiful blue sky....

Susanne49 said...

Hi Michele,

Thank you so much for this nice comment. Yes, it is a very impressive construction, right?

David said...

This bridge looks impressive! Your photos give it a great scale, and the first one looks very artistic! Makes me want to drive across this one, just to see what you've captured in these photos! :)

Cheers,

David Webb, Photographer

Susanne49 said...

Thank you for this nice comment, David!

Jenty said...

That's a very impressive looking bridge!

Susanne49 said...

Thanks Jenty for commenting on my blog.

Yes, the bridge is very fascinating every time I'm driving over there, I have to look up to the sky. :-)

Rick said...

You are settling down just perfectly into your new home Sue. Love the pics

Susanne49 said...

Hi Rick,

thanks for this nice comment. I just felt in "love" with the bridge - it's so majestic!

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