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Views from Mt Pleasant

I live on the Charleston side of the bridge and so most of my photos are from Charleston. But Mt. Pleasant is also part of the equation. From time to time I visited the Mt Pleasant side and here are the photos.

June 11, 2005:
Views of the Ravenel Bridge and a surprise video
There were many clouds such that the sunlight created interesting patterns of light on the pylons and cables. Enable your curious eyes and explore the images below

Our new bridge with birds

While watching the changing patterns of light on the cable-stay pipe, a cargo ship appeared. I thought it would be fun to capture the changning light patterns while the ship was passing. I took photos about 1 every 10 seconds and then converted them to an mpeg video using the ImageMagic tool, convert. As you can see, the images bound around a bit, but I thought it was an interesting way to bring a bit of life to our new bridge.

Click for a video ( 300x200 2.5 Mb) of the Sealand Cargo Ship passing under the bridge
or [ click for large (600x400) video (7 Mb)]

From the Yorktown

From just north of the bridge

May 18, 2005

April 15, 2005: East Tower Crane Disappeared

April 11, 2005: East Tower Crane Disappearing

April 3, 2005: West Tower Crane Disappeared

March 5, 2005: Main Span Completed and Two Tower Cranes

September 26, 2004: Bridging the Gaps

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