Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge

Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge - Charleston Bridge

Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge - Charleston Bridge

Going along with the minimalistic view from Charleston that I shared on Friday, the photo above is the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge which crosses the Cooper River. The bridge is often called the Charleston Bridge, most likely because it is much easier to remember. The minute I laid eyes on that bridge I knew it was my favorite of all the bridges in all the world. (that I have seen in person)

Thanks for reading and happy shooting,


Stats on the bridge

  • Official name Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
  • Carries Bikes and Pedestrians
  • 8 Lanes of US 17
  • Crosses Cooper River
  • Locale From: Charleston, SC
  • To: Mt. Pleasant, SC
  • Design Cable-stayed bridge
  • Total length 13,200 feet (4.0 km)
  • Width eight 12-foot (3.7 m) lanes
  • Height 575 feet (175 m)
  • Longest span 1,546 feet (471 m)
  • Clearance below 186 feet (57 m)
  • Opened July 16, 2005
  • Daily traffic 78,100


  1. Scott Webb | Nuwomb May 2, 2011 at 10:44 am #

    Great composition and tones. I really like it because of the bend in the bridge that you catch.

  2. Chris Nitz May 2, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

    I really like the comp here. The b/w really adds to the minimalistic feel to this shot as well. Very nice!

    • Scott May 2, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

      Thank you very much Chris!

  3. David LaSpina May 3, 2011 at 8:42 am #

    Love the minimalism. Cool bridge too. We have a bridge like that near me here in Japan. I’ll have to try to catch it sometime.

    • Scott May 3, 2011 at 8:49 am #

      Thanks David. Please share the photo when you capture it!

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