Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Charleston

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Spanning 471 m (1,546 ft) over Charleston's Cooper River, Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge stands as one of the world's longest cable-stayed bridges. Two support towers extend 175 m (575 ft), holding up eight lanes of traffic, and have been designed to withstand earthquakes, hurricane-force winds, and other extreme weather and disasters. You can walk or bike across the entirety of the bridge on the dedicated footpath for a sweeping view of the river and the surrounding urban area. Make Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge a part of your Charleston vacation plans using our Charleston vacation builder.
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  • When visiting Charleston,, be sure to travel to Mount Pleasant, not only to visit Patriots Point, but to travel the remarkable and beautiful Ravenel Bridge. Viewable from almost anywhere in the city, ...  more »
  • What a beautiful bridge, not much else you can say, but a beautiful structure and engineering. It is big, long, what more can I say?  more »
  • It is not very often as we travel that we get to appreciate the design and ease of travel at the same time. The Arthur Ravenel Bridge offers picturesque views of the harbor. You feel as if you are on ...  more »
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  • It's a pretty bridge! Takes you over water effectively. Beautiful scenery, take the walking lane up.
  • Whenever I'm in town I like to hike the bridge and take pictures at sunrise. Nice wide pedestrian path, beautiful views, and a very picturesque superstructure. It's fun to watch the tugs bring in the big container ships from the bridge.
  • Great views, we walked half way across. Good exercise.
  • Great place to run, walk or ride a bike. Total length is 2.5 mi so going all the way and back is a good workout!!
  • Beautiful symbol of Charleston strength. The highest point shows a great view of the harbor and Charles Towne Landing