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See why you should check out this famous landmark in Charleston, stroll down the pedestrian/bike path and catch stunning views of Charleston, Mount Pleasant and the Charleston harbor.

Episode #3: Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge in Charleston, SC

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Welcome to another edition of Traveler TV! Today we’re at the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge located here (show map overlay with pinpoint). It opened in 2005 and is currently the longest cable-stayed bridge in the Western hemisphere.

The design features two diamond shaped towers that spans the Cooper River and connect downtown Charleston with Mount Pleasant via US Hwy 17. It is named after former congressman Arthur Ravenel Jr., who helped raise funds for the project.

At a cost of $541 million, the length of the bridge is 13,200 feet, 575 feet tall and has room for 8 lanes of traffic.

The bicycle and pedestrian path provides unparalleld views of the harbor, is the perfect spot to catch a sunrise or sunset, and is highly recommend! To walk or bike the bridge, you can park on either the downtown side here (shows map), or on the Mount Pleasant side at Memorial Waterfront Park (show map).

To learn more about the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge and other fun things to do in Charleston South Carolina visit our website at http://travelerofcharleston.com or download our free mobile app, Exploring Charleston SC!