Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge

Imagine our surprise innocently cruising down Rte. 17 in South Carolina on our first pilgrimage to the Holy City, when suddenly there before our parochial eyes rises what can only be a Boston landmark!

The Cooper River bridge connecting Charleston with Mount Pleasant uses the same cable-stayed construction as Boston’s Leonard P. Zakim Bridge across the Charles River. It was completed in 2005, two years after the Zakim. Driving across either bridge produces the same awe in the beholder; both are instantly the visual center of attention.

1 comment:

Joyce said...

Wow, I had no idea - thanks for the picture and info :-)