A Graceful Link

This article describes the design, construction, and opening of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge across the Cooper River in Charleston, South Carolina. The $540-million Arthur Ravenel Bridge, completed for the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) by its design-build contracting team within 4 years of the project's outset, is the longest cable-span bridge in North America. The 8-lane structure opened to traffic in July 2005, after a week-long community celebration. The focus of the article is on the design-build nature of the project, which has proven to be an unqualified success from all vantage points, according to SCDOT.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 26-32
  • Serial:
    • Constructor
    • Volume: 87
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Associated General Contractors of America
    • ISSN: 0162-6191

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01051342
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 2007 10:18AM