Silas N. Pearman Bridge
|Other name(s):||New Cooper River Bridge|
|Beginning of works:||1964|
|Completion:||29 April 1966|
|Status:||demolished (16 July 2005)|
Cantilever truss bridge
Through truss bridge
|Function / usage:||
Motorway bridge / freeway bridge
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Mount Pleasant, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Grace Memorial Bridge (1929)
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge (2005)
|main span||290 m|
|deck of approach viaducts||
Designated to replace Grace Memorial Bridge.
Re-designated to be used only for northbound traffic of US-17.
Third lane made reversible. Trucks to be banned on the old bridge.
Completed, dedicated and opened to traffic.
Retrofitted after damage by Hurricane Hugo.
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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