Building the Ravenel Bridge

After all the photos I took, I've tried to arrange them in some order based on various topics I found interesting.

And a reminder from T.S. Eliot (East Coker from the Four Quartets)

Old men ought to be explorers
Here and there does not matter
We must be still and still moving
Into another intensity
For a further union, a deeper communion

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

From the pier at the IMAX theater

a day later - the main span

From the bicycle lane

From the Motley-Rice Building: 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

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C. Frank Starmer