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Silas N. Pearman Bridge

General Information

Other name(s): New Cooper River Bridge
Beginning of works: 1964
Completion: 29 April 1966
Status: demolished (16 July 2005)

Project Type

Location

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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 approach viaducts 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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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20002333
  • Date created
    14/11/2001
  • Last Update
    25/10/2017