Ravenel (The New Cooper River) Bridge, Charleston SC

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Category: Architecture

Author: Ting - Fremont/SF Bay Area Jerry

Gallery: 2006/06 Theme - Bridges

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Monday 5th of June 2006 05:27:03 PM

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Jerry Ting - Fremont/SF Bay Area
History The Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge, linking Mount Pleasant and downtown Charleston, is the longest cable-stayed span in North America. It features two diamond-shaped towers more than 570 feet tall, and are supported by drill shafted foundations that extend approximately 210 feet into the ground. The main span length is 1546 feet with eight traffic lanes and four foot wide, inside and outside shoulders. Another interesting feature is elevators for bridge inspectors. Inspection platforms and walkways are provided under the bridge deck, while the elevators are located in the bridge towers.

Jerry Ting - Fremont/SF Bay Area
Ravenel/Cooper River Bridge, Charleston SC Ravenel/Cooper River Bridge, Charleston SC. Please view in Larger. Comments and suggestions welcome. Thanks.

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