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This magnificent cable-stayed bridge carries U.S. Highway 17 North and South across the Cooper River, connecting downtown Charleston with the city of Mount Pleasant. The bridge, which is host to an... Read More
This magnificent cable-stayed bridge carries U.S. Highway 17 North and South across the Cooper River, connecting downtown Charleston with the city of Mount Pleasant. The bridge, which is host to an annual spring 10K road race called The Cooper River Bridge Run, was completed in the summer of 2005, replacing the previous Pearman Bridge. A pedestrian walkway runs the entire length of the Ravenel Bridge on its Southeastern side, providing expansive panoramic views of the Charleston peninsula, Charleston harbor, and Mount Pleasant marina. The Ravenel Bridge is very popular with local runners and bikers, particularly on weekends with favorable weather.
- Outdoor Activities: "The view from the Ravenel Bridge pedestrian path provides one of the very best vantage points of Charleston, Mount Pleasant, and the Cooper River and Charleston Harbor."
- Free Things to Do: "For a less crowded Ravenel Bridge run or walk experience, hit the pedestrian path at early morning or dusk!"
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: A run, walk or bike across the Ravenel Bridge may be the prettiest route you've ever experienced!
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: The Ravenel Bridge is more than just a local landmark; it plays host to a very popular road race, bringing in more than 40,000 participants.