Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
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With its twin diamond peaks, this cable-stay bridge spans the Cooper River and connects downtown Charleston to Mount Pleasant. It's become an icon.
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  • Andrea D
    Charleston, South Carolina206 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must DO experience!
    Awesome experience whether you're visiting or Charleston area resident! Parked over by Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park then took the walking path up and over the bridge past the two towers before turning around and coming back. About a 4 mile walk in total. You do have to be very cognizant of bikers but there are two clearly marked pathways, one for walkers and one for bikers. If it's a windy day make sure to tie your hat on! Great views, fun experience. We went into Mount Pleasant afterwards and had a great brunch at a nearby restaurant!
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 9, 2023
  • Jim E
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historical Charm and Great Food
    Charleston was a great weekend getaway. It has historical charm and great food. It is also very walkable and easy to get around. We stayed in Mount Pleasant across the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, about 15 minutes from anywhere.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 16, 2023
  • Sandra Jones
    73 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful bridge
    We spent a great day at Charleson. We had a chance to go to Aquarium and we also visited Fort. Huge boat took us there, we learnt a lot of history and made such a kool pictures. Great experience
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 11, 2023
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Harini N
Bangalore District, India67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Charleston is a wonderful sea side city and comprises of a peninsular and many islands connected by bridges. City is historic and famous for the film "Gone with the Wind". The Arthur Ravenel Bridge connects the down town area to Mount Pleasant.
Written February 27, 2020
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elcentro1
Pittsburgh, PA232 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We drove over this bridge going into and out of Charleston. It it up high, and any time I drive high bridges, I get nervous, like the Chesapeake Bay Bridge outside of Annapolis, Maryland when I go to or from Ocean City, Maryland. Still, it is a neat lloking bridge.
Written September 1, 2022
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jbrenz
Chicago, IL1,572 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
Amazing views and gorgeous bridge! Fascinating bridge and architecture. You can view the bridge from the waterfront park, from the Fort Sumter ferry, from a harbor cruise, driving on it, or walking across it. It’s really a nice bridge and it takes on different shades/colors depending on the angle you’re looking at it. On our way back from Fort Sumter, at one time, it looked black. Other times gray, white, light gray. Just a really pretty bridge!
Written October 27, 2021
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Michael F
Myrtle Beach, SC1,328 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
This beautiful bridge handles mega-amounts of vehicles every day. There is ample space/ lane on each side to walk. Run, or bike and is very safe. It is free to cross n gives you direct access to Charleston proper when traveling South on US 17.
Written April 7, 2022
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Buck
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Stayed in a hotel just left of the base. It was amazing to look out your window at night and seeing it glow in the distance. Fun to walk, but remember it is long and going one way means you have to return. I left my wife in one of the seats at the far end ran back and drove to pick her up. Took a harbor cruise and the view of the bridge was amazing.
Written September 30, 2020
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mgnelu
Rockville, MD240 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We saw the bridge from several spots around Charleston (Waterfront Park, the cruise to Fort Sumter). One night we decided to cross it and look at it from Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park. We enjoyed driving across the bridge and back. I wish I researched it more to learn what time of the day and what location offers the best views. I will likely book a hotel in Mount Pleasant next time when we visit Charleston to cross it multiple times. A morning walk across the bridge may be nice. A sunset cruise should be a good way to admire the bridge from a different perspective.
Written August 27, 2022
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ChickenParm41
USA766 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Great modern bridge. Couldn't wait to cross it. Did it twice to get to Mount Pleasant, first to see Patriot's Point and second to get to Boone Hall Plantation...both highly recommended.

Best part of crossing the bridge is that it is free to cross. If this bridge was in NY, it would cost $10 to cross.

Witnessed people walking and running across the span as well.

Iconic Bridge is visible from all over the Charleston area.
Written May 23, 2022
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mikerhonda2020
Vernon, TX9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
We visited the bridge by water from harbor tours, drove over it to get to Boone Plantation, and heard a ghost story near the pineapple fountain about it from our walking ghost tour guide. It’s an icon for Charleston. A mighty structure.
Written November 18, 2020
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Sheila M
Greenwich, CT131 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 • Couples
The Ravenel Bridge spans 2.5 miles. We walked it among other walkers and bikers. The views are lovely, the breeze was great on a hot day. My suggestion would be to make sure to wear headphones to block the swoosh of busy car traffic.
Written May 24, 2020
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Jack Courtney
Severn, MD182 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
There used to be a threatening bridge that used to be here. Many people would drive 90 miles out of their way not to cross this bridge. Now Charleston has a very modern, safe, practical bridge that should be copied by many other states with old bridges. Charleston has a right to be proud of the Bridge!
Written February 9, 2020
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