Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge

Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge

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.

About James

James spends most of his free time using social media and loves to teach others about design, web development, CSS, SEO, and social media. He is addicted to Wordpress, social media, and technology. You can reach him on his personal website, Evolutionary Designs Blog, Do not forget to follow him on Twitter @element321

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