Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Charleston

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Spanning 471 m (1,546 ft) over Charleston's Cooper River, Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge stands as one of the world's longest cable-stayed bridges. Two support towers extend 175 m (575 ft), holding up eight lanes of traffic, and have been designed to withstand earthquakes, hurricane-force winds, and other extreme weather and disasters. You can walk or bike across the entirety of the bridge on the dedicated footpath for a sweeping view of the river and the surrounding urban area. Work out when and for how long to visit Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge and other Charleston attractions using our handy Charleston travel app .
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  • Great walk/run, and view of the harbor, and Charleston. You can see all of the church steeples rising above town, and get all of your steps in for the day.  more »
  • The Arthur Ravenel Bridge is an amazing accomplishment. It beautiful to look at from the water on board a boat , to drive over, or to take a walk way. When walking across the bridge you can enjoy amaz...  more »
  • I will say seeing it from a distance is much more captivating than riding in a car over it!.....But it was a experience.  more »
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  • This is a great stop for any trip to the area. Cute park area with playground and a walkout into the river under the bridge on the Patriots point side. It's a 2.5 mile walk from side to side and you feel the incline in your calves for sure. Beautiful views of the bay, dolphins, the battleship and cruise ships. It's breezy the whole way so nice even on sweltering days.
  • You really need to take the time to walk or run the bridge. The view is unbelievable and typically it's not so hot if you're just walking. You will get sweaty so just warning you in advance. If you want the Lesser incline come up from the Charleston side, it takes longer to walk up but it is not as deep as the Mount Pleasant side. I would highly recommend taking time to do this as it is free to park on either side.
  • Disappointed, not pet friendly or people friendly for that matter. Sorry we're out of towners and avid runners. We were looking forward to running on the bridge our entire stay here and the last day here we grabbed our pup and headed out to get a good run. We didn't realize pets are not allowed on the bridge but there's a right way and a wrong way to let people know the rules. And unfortunately a few folks out there really ruined on our morning by being rude.
  • Since its construction, the Arthur Ravenel Jr Bridge has quickly become the symbol of Charleston! As one of Charleston's aerial aerial and drone photographers, I'm often asked to photograph the bridge for a company brochure, website, or annual report. It's fun to hike, bike, or run to the top of the bridge and watch the ships come through the harbor. It's definitely become an iconic landmark!
  • Beautiful view of Charleston. It was very clean and a wonderful walk. There was enough room for walkers and bikers. I recommend taking the time to walk this bridge. It is 3 miles long.

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