Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
8 lanes of US 17
|Locale||From: Charleston, SC|
To: Mt. Pleasant, SC
|Official name||Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge|
|Other name(s)||Ravenel Bridge|
Cooper River Bridge
|Total length||13,200 feet (4.0 km)|
|Width||Eight 12-foot (3.7 m) lanes|
|Height||575 feet (175 m)|
|Longest span||1,546 feet (471 m)|
|Clearance below||186 feet (57 m)|
|Opened||July 16, 2005|
|Replaces||John P. Grace Memorial Bridge|
Silas N. Pearman Bridge
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]
- "T.Y. Lin International Group | Projects | Arthur Ravenel Jr. (Cooper River) Bridge". Tylin.com. Archived from the original on 2021-02-25. Retrieved 2013-05-05.
- SCDOT Traffic Counts, Accessed October 10, 2019.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge at Wikimedia Commons
- Ravenel Bridge | South Carolina Picture Project Archived 2018-03-15 at the Wayback Machine
- The Official Website for the Cooper River Bridge Archived 2020-11-13 at the Wayback Machine, from SCDOT
- Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge at Structurae
- The Bridge Builders, Special Supplement from the Post & Courier
- The Story of the Building of the Arthur Ravenel Bridge, Site of Frank Starmer
- Unbuilding (demolition) of the Grace and Pearman Bridges, Site of Frank Starmer
- Cooper River Bridge Run