Shem Creek View
Mount Pleasant, SC
Three bridges: the John P. Grace Memorial, the Silas M. Pearman, and the Arthur Ravenel, Jr.
Image from Live 5 News WCSC Charleston, SC. 35th Annual Bridge Run 3/31/12. Wowzer! Beautiful! I think I see me…
Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge
The John P. Grace and the Silas M. Pearman Bridges
On April 29, 1966, the Silas M. Pearman Bridge was opened to traffic. To honor the style of the original bridge, the Grace, it featured a cantilevered truss design. With the opening of this three lane “new” bridge, right along-side the Grace, Charleston and Mount Pleasant had 5 lanes combined to travel between the two growing cities. After 76 years and 39 years respectively, of transporting visitors and natives over the Cooper River, the Grace and the “New” Pearman were retired by a grateful city and replaced by a bridge for the 21st century, the Arthur Ravenel, Jr.
Ever Glamour Entering The Cooper River
Art by West Fraser
(Featuring the old Cooper River Bridge, the John P. Grace Memorial Bridge.)
The Battery from the air (with a view of the Arthur Ravenel Bridge and the edge of Mount Pleasant)