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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TripAdvisor
  • The drive along the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge was worth it. Good picture taking opportunity as you cross drive from Charleston to Mount Pleasant and back.  more »
  • Beautiful iconic bridge ... whether you're watching it from a distance under a setting sun, gliding over it with the traffic, walking / biking / running across it to cross it off your bucket list, or ...  more »
  • Impressive looking bridge. Can't imagine how they could build it. Quite a sight from a distance with the suspension cables and the water below. Nice walking sidewalk over the entire bridge.  more »
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  • It's a pretty bridge! Takes you over water effectively. Beautiful scenery, take the walking lane up.
  • Beautiful and well maintained walk but more could be done for safety of individuals.
  • Best exercise in town and you can't beat the view!
  • 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.
  • Love walking this bridge. Preferably from Mount plaisant side.