The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge that crosses the Cooper River and connects downtown Charleston, South Carolina to Mount Pleasant. This eight lane bridge is on U.S. Route 17 and was opened in 2005 was designed to replace the old cantilever truss bridges.
The bridge’s main span is 1,546 feet and is the third largest cable-stayed bridge in the Western Hemisphere. It was build and designed using the design-build method by Parsons Brinkerhoff. – Wiki.
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
Back in June of 2014 my wife and travel to Charleston, South Carolina to her family’s family reunion. During the trip we did a harbor tour and had chance to see and photograph the main diamond tours at the Cooper River and harbor entrance.
I love bridges both modern and old bridges. There is something amazing about the science and engineering evolved with making a beautiful and successful bridge. Seeing this bridge from the marina I new I had to get a closer look.
About the Images
The images was shot by hand with my Sony Nex-3N and Sony SEL16F28 16mm f/2.8 or Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS Lens. Although it was bright, it was after 4pm and the sun was casting crazy shadows and on my subject. I then edited them in Adobe Lightroom. Then I post processed the images with Topaz Labs Clarity to add more texture, remove shadows, boost brightness and contrast.