Walked the new Cooper River Bridge:
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The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.
Towers are 572 feet above the roadway.
Roadway is 186 feet above Charleston Harbor.
The little bridgetop on the left is the old
John P. Grace Bridge,
built way back in 1929. Still in use!
It’s the “old Cooper River bridge” and is a
two lane – too narrow – too scary bridge
with metal grates on the roadway at the top that make a loud tire noise like the bottom fell out just as you got to the top and the car is plunging.
If you have the nerve you can look through the
metal grate roadway down to the water.