Changing the face of Charleston:
Building of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
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Karpeles Museum display's my story of Building the Ravenel Bridge:
Oct 17, 2007 - ? (Permanent Exhibit)
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Exploring digital sketches
Unbuilding the Grace and Pearman Bridges
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As seen from the Aquarium
East Bay on ramp
The Last Shark Fin
Closing the main span gap
Paving the bridge
The last stay cable
Opening Events
Engineering Challenges
Stories of Bridge Folks
Erecting Steel
Building Bridge Blog

July 12, 2005: A gift from PBC - an opportunity to capture the bridge free of construction equipment.

Looking at Charleston's new skyline

Over the Motley Rice Building

A view before unbuilding the Grace and Pearman Bridges

Looking toward North Charleston

Looking at a C-17 fly over the junction of the Ashley and Cooper Rivers

Looking toward North Charleston

The Mt. Pleasant Interchange

Another view

July 17, 2005: The first day of traffic
Finished: SCDOT and PBC brought us something to be extremely proud of. And of course, all the white stay cable pipes were installed by my Freyssinet friends.

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