Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge

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  • picture of Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
  • picture of Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
  • picture of Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
StedCharleston, South Carolina, USA
StatusIn use
Open2005
FunctionRoad bridge
DesignCable-stayed bridge
Length4 000 m
Height175 m
Clearance below57 m
Longest span471 m
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Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge that crosses the Cooper River in South Carolina, USA. The bridge is part of the highway U.S. Route 17. Construction of the bridge began in 2001 and in 2005 it opened. The bridge replaced the John P. Grace Memorial Bridge which opened in 1929 and the Silas N. Pearman Bridge which opened in 1966. Both bridges have been demolished.
Arthur Ravenel Jr. The bridge is 4,000 meters long and has a span of 471 meters. The towers are 175 meters high. The bridge is named after Arthur Ravenel Jr who was a Republican politician from Charleston, he was one of the people who worked to get the bridge built.