One Of The Highest Bridges In The Whole Country Is Right Here In South Carolina
Anyone who’s ever crossed the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge connecting Charleston to Mount Pleasant in the Lowcountry of South Carolina will undoubtedly attest to the magnificence of the structure. With a main span clocking in at 1,546 feet, the bridge currently boasts the third longest such span for a cable-stayed bridge in the Western Hemisphere. Most people, however, don’t stop to wonder how this engineering feat measures up against other bridges in the U.S. in terms of height.
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The Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge has a clearance underneath of 186 feet. The tallest point on the bridge measures 575 feet. The old John P. Grace Memorial Bridge had a clearance of 155 feet and measured 250 feet in overall height.
Did you realize South Carolina’s Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge is in the Top 100 tallest bridges in the county and currently ranks 68? Have you crossed it lately to soak up the fantastic views? And finally, do you remember the white-knuckle experience of driving over the old bridges? Get a peek at a video crossing the old bridge in this previous article! And see some rare photos of the bridge during construction here.
Address: Arthur Ravenel Jr Bridge, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
Address: 99 Harry M. Hallman Jr Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464, USA
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Robin Jarvis is a travel writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She's lived in the Carolinas for nearly three decades and currently resides in Charleston. When she's not working, she loves to cook with friends and check out new adventures. General questions and FAM tours: [email protected]
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