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Silas N. Pearman Bridge

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General Information

Structural Type: Box girder bridge
Function / usage: Motorway bridge / freeway bridge
Construction method: Balanced cantilever method
Built: 1964 - 1966
Status: under demolition

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA, North America
Mount Pleasant, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA, North America
Crosses
  • Cooper River
Next to Grace Memorial Bridge (1929)
Replaced by Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge (2005)

Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 290 m
width 13 m
height 42 m

Materials

foundations reinforced concrete
truss steel
deck of approaches prestressed concrete

Chronology

1963

Designated to replace Grace Memorial Bridge.

1964

Construction begins.

1965

Re-designated to be used only for northbound traffic of US-17.

1965

Third lane made reversible. Trucks to be banned on the old bridge.

1966

Completed, dedicated and opened to traffic.

1989

Retrofitted after damage by Hurricane Hugo.

Notes

This bridge and Grace Memorial Bridge are to be replaced by a new 8-lane cable-stayed bridge in 2004. Both bridges will be demolished including approaches.

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0002333
Created: 14/11/2001
Last Updated: 07/10/2013