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Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge Wall Art

The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge over the Cooper River in South Carolina, connecting downtown Charleston to Mount Pleasant. The eight lane bridge satisfied the capacity of U.S. Route 17 when it opened in 2005 to replace two obsolete 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. History The first bridge to cross the lower Cooper River opened in 1929, eventually named the John P. Grace Memorial Bridge for former Charleston mayor John P. Grace, who spearheaded the project. The main span of the double cantilever truss bridge was the fifth longest in the world at 1,050 feet (320 m) and soared 150 feet (46 m) above the river. The main span of the second cantilever was the twelfth-longest in the world. The total length of the structure was about 2.7 miles (4.3 km). Following a 17-month construction at a cost of $6 million, it opened with a 3-day celebration that attracted visitors from around the globe. Engineers and critics proclaimed colorful descriptions of the unique structure, deeming it "the first roller-coaster bridge" and citing that "steep approaches, stupendous height, extremely narrow width, and a sharp curve at the dip conspire to excite and alarm the motorist." Privately owned originally, a $1.00 toll was charged for car and driver to cross. In 1943 the state of South Carolina purchased the bridge, and the tolls were lifted in 1946. By the 1960s the Grace Memorial Bridge had become insufficient, with its two narrow 10-foot (3 m) lanes built for Ford Model As and its steep grades of up to 6 percent. Later changes to the side rail and curb reduced the lane width further.[citation needed] A new bridge was constructed alongside and parallel to it. Named for the then-South Carolina Highway Commissioner, the Silas N. Pearman Bridge opened in 1966 at cost of $15 million. Its three lanes, at a modern 12-foot (3.7 m) width, opened to northbound traffic while its older counterpart carried the southbound traffic into downtown Charleston. One lane was reversible on the Pearman bridge, which led to signs warning "Use lanes with green arrow" and "Do not use red X lane" on the bridge. The two truss bridges had become functionally obsolete by 1979. Extensive metal deterioration caused by the lack of maintenance shortly after Grace Bridge's tolls were removed limited the capacity of the older Grace bridge to ten ton vehicles (later five tons), and the reversible lane on the Pearman was eliminated (it had been able to switch to three lanes northbound for rush hour traffic), making that lane southbound permanently, diverting all heavy trucks, buses, and recreational vehicles to that lane on the Pearman bridge. Neither of the bridges had emergency lanes, and the Pearman bridge had no median between the northbound and southbound lanes because of its reversible lane, and it was not until 2002 when flexible barriers were added to the Pearman bridge to prevent head-on collisions. Furthermore, the vertical clearance above the river – once among the highest in the world – could no longer accommodate modern shipping vessels. Three of Charleston’s four shipping terminals are situated up the Cooper and Wando Rivers, and the limited bridge clearance excluded the access of ships that would otherwise be beneficial to the economy of South Carolina. Now that the old bridges are disassembled, the world’s largest modern container ships are able to access all terminals of the nation's fourth-largest container port.

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Twilight Over The Lowcountry - Ravenel Bridge Print by Dale Powell

Twilight Over The Lowcountry - Ravenel Bridge

Dale Powell

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Tumultuous Storm Clouds Over Charleston South Carolina Print by Dale Powell

Tumultuous Storm Clouds Over Charleston South Carolina

Dale Powell

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Sunset Warm Glow Over Charleston Print by Dale Powell

Sunset Warm Glow Over Charleston

Dale Powell

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Lowcountry Moon Over Ravenel Bridge Print by Dale Powell

Lowcountry Moon Over Ravenel Bridge

Dale Powell

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Lowcountry Sunset Print by Dale Powell

Lowcountry Sunset

Dale Powell

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Ravenel Bridge Sunset Print by Dale Powell

Ravenel Bridge Sunset

Dale Powell

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Charleston Arthur Ravenel Bridge Print by Dale Powell

Charleston Arthur Ravenel Bridge

Dale Powell

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Beacon Of Light Print by Dale Powell

Beacon Of Light

Dale Powell

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Cable Stayed Bridge Print by Dale Powell

Cable Stayed Bridge

Dale Powell

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Charleston Sun Setting  Print by Dale Powell

Charleston Sun Setting

Dale Powell

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Ravenel Bridge Sunset Print by Dale Powell

Ravenel Bridge Sunset

Dale Powell

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Vignette Blur Of The Ravenel Bridge Print by Dale Powell

Vignette Blur Of The Ravenel Bridge

Dale Powell

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Vignette Blur Of The Cooper River Bridge Print by Dale Powell

Vignette Blur Of The Cooper River Bridge

Dale Powell

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Cooper River Brdge Full Moon Print by Dale Powell

Cooper River Brdge Full Moon

Dale Powell

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Full Moon Over Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge Print by Dale Powell

Full Moon Over Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge

Dale Powell

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Vintage Grace And Pearman Bridges Print by Dale Powell

Vintage Grace And Pearman Bridges

Dale Powell

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Unique Bridge View Print by Dale Powell

Unique Bridge View

Dale Powell

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Cooper River Bridge Golden Sunset Hour Print by Dale Powell

Cooper River Bridge Golden Sunset Hour

Dale Powell

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Old Glory At Sunset  Print by Dale Powell

Old Glory At Sunset

Dale Powell

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Salt And Iron Print by Dale Powell

Salt And Iron

Dale Powell

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Charleston Bridge Over The Cooper River Print by Dale Powell

Charleston Bridge Over The Cooper River

Dale Powell

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Southern Tapestry Print by Dale Powell

Southern Tapestry

Dale Powell

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Sunset Over The Salt Marsh Print by Dale Powell

Sunset Over The Salt Marsh

Dale Powell

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Cooper River Bridge - Charleston South Carolina Print by Dale Powell

Cooper River Bridge - Charleston South Carolina

Dale Powell

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Charleston Tapestry Print by Dale Powell

Charleston Tapestry

Dale Powell

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Sunset Over Remley's Point - Charleston  Print by Dale Powell

Sunset Over Remley's Point - Charleston

Dale Powell

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Cooper River Bridge Run 2015 Print by Dale Powell

Cooper River Bridge Run 2015

Dale Powell

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Winter Fog - Cooper River Bridge In Charleston South Carolina Print by Dale Powell

Winter Fog - Cooper River Bridge In Charleston South Carolina

Dale Powell

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Cooper River Bridge Run Print by Dale Powell

Cooper River Bridge Run

Dale Powell

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Winter Fog - Arthur Ravenel Bridge - Charleston South Carolina Print by Dale Powell

Winter Fog - Arthur Ravenel Bridge - Charleston South Carolina

Dale Powell

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Cooper Bridge Run Lowcountry Style Print by Dale Powell

Cooper Bridge Run Lowcountry Style

Dale Powell

$22

Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge - Winter Fog Print by Dale Powell

Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge - Winter Fog

Dale Powell

$22

Diamonds By The Sea Print by Dale Powell

Diamonds By The Sea

Dale Powell

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Salt Water Days Print by Dale Powell

Salt Water Days

Dale Powell

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Cooper River Diamonds Print by Dale Powell

Cooper River Diamonds

Dale Powell

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Salty Charleston Waters Print by Dale Powell

Salty Charleston Waters

Dale Powell

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Dark And Stormy Sunset Print by Dale Powell

Dark And Stormy Sunset

Dale Powell

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Black And White Diamonds Print by Dale Powell

Black And White Diamonds

Dale Powell

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Vintage Cooper River Bridge Print by Dale Powell

Vintage Cooper River Bridge

Dale Powell

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Twilight Over Historic Charleston South Carolina Print by Dale Powell

Twilight Over Historic Charleston South Carolina

Dale Powell

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Cooper River Bridge Orange Glow Print by Dale Powell

Cooper River Bridge Orange Glow

Dale Powell

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Charleston Golden Hour Print by Dale Powell

Charleston Golden Hour

Dale Powell

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Southern Allure Print by Dale Powell

Southern Allure

Dale Powell

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Golden Hour  Print by Dale Powell

Golden Hour

Dale Powell

$22

Southern Glow Over The Cooper Print by Dale Powell

Southern Glow Over The Cooper

Dale Powell

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Sunset Glow Over The Cooper River Bridge Print by Dale Powell

Sunset Glow Over The Cooper River Bridge

Dale Powell

$22

Charleston Cooper River Bridge Print by Dale Powell

Charleston Cooper River Bridge

Dale Powell

$22

Cooper River Bridge Run 2016 Print by Dale Powell

Cooper River Bridge Run 2016

Dale Powell

$22

Blue Sky And Green Grass Print by Dale Powell

Blue Sky And Green Grass

Dale Powell

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Charleston Summer Grass  Print by Dale Powell

Charleston Summer Grass

Dale Powell

$22

Old Village Bridge View Print by Dale Powell

Old Village Bridge View

Dale Powell

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Lowcountry Bridge View Print by Dale Powell

Lowcountry Bridge View

Dale Powell

$22

Cloudy Day Grand Opening Print by Dale Powell

Cloudy Day Grand Opening

Dale Powell

$22

Bridge Opening Print by Dale Powell

Bridge Opening

Dale Powell

$22

Orange Shadows Print by Dale Powell

Orange Shadows

Dale Powell

$22

Wando River Golden Glow Print by Dale Powell

Wando River Golden Glow

Dale Powell

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Ravenel Bridge Sphere Print by Dale Powell

Ravenel Bridge Sphere

Dale Powell

$22

Ravenel Bridge Towers Print by Dale Powell

Ravenel Bridge Towers

Dale Powell

$22

Lowcountry Grace Print by Dale Powell

Lowcountry Grace

Dale Powell

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Marsh To Bridge Print by Dale Powell

Marsh To Bridge

Dale Powell

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Beach Exploring Print by Dale Powell

Beach Exploring

Dale Powell

$22

Coastal Sunset  Print by Dale Powell

Coastal Sunset

Dale Powell

$22

Coastal Sunset View Print by Dale Powell

Coastal Sunset View

Dale Powell

$22

Cooper River Bridge Print by Dale Powell

Cooper River Bridge

Dale Powell

$22

Last Shimmer Of Light Print by Dale Powell

Last Shimmer Of Light

Dale Powell

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Tower View Print by Dale Powell

Tower View

Dale Powell

$22

Charleston Bridge View Print by Dale Powell

Charleston Bridge View

Dale Powell

$22

Diamonds In The Sky Print by Dale Powell

Diamonds In The Sky

Dale Powell

$22

Diamond Towers Print by Dale Powell

Diamond Towers

Dale Powell

$22

Tower Power Print by Dale Powell

Tower Power

Dale Powell

$22

Suspension Bridge Print by Dale Powell

Suspension Bridge

Dale Powell

$22

Remleys Point Bridge View Print by Dale Powell

Remleys Point Bridge View

Dale Powell

$22

 

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