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As seen from the Aquarium
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May 22, 2005 From the top of the west pylon

Where the Ashley and Cooper Rivers converge to make the Atlantic Ocean

From the top of the west pylon - Charleston

From the top of the west pylon - Looking west

From the top of the west pylon - Mt. Pleasant

A panoramic view looking west

A panoramic view looking east

Here are the component photos to build the panorama

Every bridge must have a secret - and our new Cooper River Bridge is no exception. Can you find the secret stone in this photo?

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