Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge

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Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
Ravenel Bridge at night from Mt Pleasant.jpg
As seen from Mount Pleasant.
Coordinates32°48′10″N 79°54′54″W / 32.80278°N 79.91500°W / 32.80278; -79.91500Coordinates: 32°48′10″N 79°54′54″W / 32.80278°N 79.91500°W / 32.80278; -79.91500
CarriesBikes, pedestrians
8 lanes of US 17
CrossesCooper River
LocaleFrom: Charleston, SC
To: Mt. Pleasant, SC
Official nameArthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
Other name(s)Ravenel Bridge
Cooper River Bridge
Maintained bySCDOT
DesignCable-stayed bridge
Total length13,200 feet (4.0 km)
WidthEight 12-foot (3.7 m) lanes
Height575 feet (175 m)
Longest span1,546 feet (471 m)[1]
Clearance below186 feet (57 m)
OpenedJuly 16, 2005; 16 years ago (2005-07-16)
ReplacesJohn P. Grace Memorial Bridge
Silas N. Pearman Bridge
Daily traffic96,300[2]

The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge over the Cooper River in South Carolina, United States, connecting downtown Charleston to Mount Pleasant. The bridge is named after former U.S. representative Arthur Ravenel Jr..

The eight lane bridge satisfied the capacity of U.S. Route 17 when it opened in 2005 to replace two old cantilever truss bridges. The bridge has a main span of 1,546 feet (471 m), the third longest among cable-stayed bridges in the Western Hemisphere. It was built using the design-build method and was designed by Parsons Brinckerhoff.

References[change | change source]

  1. "T.Y. Lin International Group | Projects | Arthur Ravenel Jr. (Cooper River) Bridge". Retrieved 2013-05-05.
  2. SCDOT Traffic Counts, Accessed October 10, 2019.

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