Arthur Ravenel Jr. Cooper River Bridge in Charleston South Carolina - Stock …
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Cooper River Bridge in Charleston South Carolina - Stock …
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Cooper River Bridge in Charleston South Carolina - Stock Image  …

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The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, named for the South Carolina senator who initiated fund-raising efforts for its construction, is an eight-lane, cable-stayed suspension bridge connecting downtown Charleston with nearby Mount Pleasant via U.S. 17 over the Cooper River. The main span is 1,546 feet long (the 3rd longest cable-stay in the Western hemisphere), with 128 individual cables connected to two 575-foot high diamond shaped towers. Built to withstand nature and man respectively, the New Cooper River Bridge was designed with 1-acre rock islands around each diamond-shaped tower to prevent shipping accidents, structural features to withstand wind gusts up to three-hundred miles-an-hour, as well as up to a 7.4 magnitude earthquake. Not just a transportation project, the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge also includes a 12-foot wide pedestrian and bicycle path named "Wonder's Way," after Garrett Wonders, a Charleston resident who was training for the 2004 Olympics before being killed in a bicycle/vehicle accident. And because I'm a construction guy, the bridge has been widely known as one (if not the most) impressive project in the state's history. Construction proceeded in a design-build project delivery method and a joint venture, resulting in completion nearly one year early and under budget. The bridge officially opened on July 16, 2005.
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